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Hi there, I’m Farnoosh Brock and if you’re not advancing in your career, I give you tips and strategies to do just that. Today, we talk about the importance of changing roles in your career at your company.
I talk to you about two benefits that you may not be aware of when you do that, and the combined result that happens after you change roles from one organization to another, or one part of your company to another.
First of all, let’s talk about why you should do this.
If you’ve been in your position doing a similar role for three to five years, it’s time to move, and I’ll start by giving you an example; a mistake that I made in my corporate career.
I started out as a customer support engineer, and I stayed there for one, two, three, five, six years. Six years I was doing the same thing. It wasn’t easy but it wasn’t helping me grow, and I was afraid of moving. That’s why I didn’t make a move.
For you, it may be something different but, I want you to consider the benefits of moving. Why should you move from one role where you know how things are going to somewhere completely different?
Number One Benefit:
The number one benefit is that it helps you grow skills and talents that you didn’t have; that you cannot develop in this particular job.
The reason that’s so important is because if you’re going to be a leader in your company, your skills need to be versatile. You need to understand technology, marketing, operation, sales, and you only do that by first-hand experience.
Number Two Benefit:
The number two benefit when you move from this corner of your company over to the other corner is that you grow your circle of influence because you get to know more people, you get to know more people who know more people and you get to interact with a new management, with a new circle of peers.
This can only be good for you because the combined result of one and two, more skills and a larger circle of influence, prepares you for more promotions, more advancement opportunities because you are now better positioned to serve more parts of your company.
This can only be good for you. Not to mention that this takes a lot of guts, so you’re stepping outside of your comfort zone, you’re developing your self-confidence and you’re becoming a leader in the process.
Ask yourself: How long have I been in my role doing the same kind of work?
If it’s more than four to five years, I want to urge you to think about a change, and that can be a process but start thinking about where you can move to challenge yourself and to better position yourself for that upcoming promotion.
Don’t Just Change Roles. Position Yourself to Advance!
Changing roles is just the start of advancing at your company. Transition to a new role is the beginning step of setting yourself up for that next promotion and raise. It is a step in the right direction because it shows you have guts, you are not afraid of change and you are interested in growing your skills in other areas of the company. That is a plus in the management’s book!
But how do you complete the whole process so your next promotion and compensation adjustment would be a shoe-in?
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