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Will I be able to move up at my work?

Succeed on the Job
Answer

Being able to move up in your career depends on a few things. Obviously, there will be more opportunities for advancement at larger organizations.

But it will also depend on the skills and experience you develop in your career.  Talk to your supervisor about some of these options:

  • Build skills that interest you or help you grow. Is it time for a workshop or on-the-job training?
  • Take on new challenges, such as projects, assignments or work location changes that use or develop skills you value.
  • Ask for a lateral move to a job that can increase your skills and knowledge.
  • Redesign your job so you can do more of the work you find satisfying. You may be able to trade less satisfying tasks with co-workers.