How Your Coworkers Can Help You Score a Promotion

first_img Senior Device Security Engineer Verizon Bedminster, NJ 3.5★ 3.0★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Senior Structural Engineer R&M Consultants Anchorage, AK 3.3★ 4.7★ 23 hours ago 23h 3.7★ 23 hours ago 23h Senior Consultant Appian Corporation Tysons, VA Senior Internet Marketing Advisor ProSites Temecula, CA 3.6★ 3.7★ 23 hours ago 23h N/A Senior Security Account Manager Allied Universal San Diego, CA Available Senior Jobs 23 hours ago 23h Senior Accounting Manager Shelton-Cook Real Estate Services Phoenix, AZ N/A Senior Accountant Corso LLC Coachella, CA 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h “Success doesn’t happen in a vacuum. You’re only as good as the people you work with and the people you work for,” Casey Kasem, renowned actor and radio host, once said. It may seem logical to keep to ourselves and try to outperform others in the race for a promotion. But our coworkers need not be seen as competition – in fact, they are one of our greatest assets. There are multiple ways that we can rely on our coworkers to give us the boost we need towards career success. Here are some of the best ways we can utilize the talent, knowledge, and expertise of the people we work with, to help each other in a way that makes everyone win. Honest FeedbackThere’s no one who can give you a more accurate assessment of your strengths and weaknesses than the people who work next to you every day. While it may be difficult in particular to ask about your flaws on the job, ultimately it’s the criticism that will help you grow the most. Solicit feedback from a wide variety of coworkers in the company, so you can be sure that the feedback you’re getting isn’t clouded by one person’s subjective bias. “People often hesitate to ask others for help or advice because it requires admitting they don’t know something important. So instead they work in isolation, redoing something that their colleagues may have already done or making similar mistakes,” writes Christopher G. Myers, professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. By asking for honest feedback, you’re doing everyone a favor.  What to Do When You Get Negative Feedback at WorkVisibility Through CollaborationIt’s important to find the best people to team up with on projects, so that you can work on projects with eye-catching results, and learn from your high-performing coworkers along the way. At the same time, keep an eye out for projects where you can take the lead and show your coworkers (and management!) your leadership potential and drive. If you can prove yourself, your coworkers can serve as a potent reference in advocating for your leadership strength. Leveling Up Your SkillsSurrounding yourself with coworkers who have expertise and good work habits can be one of the best ways to boost your skills, and make you a more attractive candidate for a promotion. In fact, a recent study by Cornerstone OnDemand, a cloud-based employee management company, showed that employees can be more productive just by sitting near a high-productivity employee. “The effects were driven by a combination of inspiration and/or peer pressure from sitting near high-performing workers,” wrote the authors of the study.7 Skills to Develop Now To Become An Awesome ManagerAdvice From the ProsAnd by pros, we mean those who have already been promoted. There’s no better source of advice on getting a promotion than someone who’s already done it themselves. While every situation is different, you may find a common roadmap among coworkers you speak with. Additionally, if you schedule a coffee chat to pick a coworker’s brain on promotion, you are implicitly sending a signal that you would like to be promoted, and your coworkers will take note. Building Your NetworkYour coworkers are your greatest asset in building a professional network. While you may not know everyone in the company, the network you have access to is larger than you think, if you just take advantage of the connections that your coworkers have. By meeting new people in the company, you increase your visibility, and also open yourself up for new opportunities to join projects or find mentorship. And of course – you can do the same for your coworkers, introducing them to the people you know. Mutual collaboration is key to mutual success.7 Two-Year Degrees That Can Help You Score High-Paying Jobs Senior Caregiver undefined Mission Viejo, CA 5.0★ Senior Auditor American Tower Boston, MA Senior Laboratory Technician Master Fluid Solutions Perrysburg, OH See more Senior jobslast_img read more

From the International Herald Tribune: In Asia, a New University for Women and the Status of Women in Academia

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 27, 2012August 15, 2016Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The International Herald Tribune, the New York Times’ global edition, recently ran a number of stories in the Female Factor section of the IHT that explore educational and professional opportunities and challenges for women across Asia.One story, University Caters to the Deprived, describes a new university (opened in 2008) in Bangladesh that is providing university-level education to women from low-resource settings across Asia.From the story:Nearly all of the students come from deprived backgrounds. Their room, board and education costs — which total about $15,000 a year — are covered by donations. Most of the students would not be here without the funding and the university’s female-only admissions policy.They come from a dozen countries as varied as Cambodia, Sri Lanka, China, Myanmar, India and, of course, Bangladesh, where the university is located. They practice many religions and speak 33 languages……Ms. Wangmo, who had to walk several kilometers to submit her application, is the first woman from her village to attend a university……Taslima Khanam, who attends the Asian University for Women and is from Chittagong, is studying public health with the goal of helping the government of Bangladesh combat medical issues.Read the full story here.Another story, Philippines Leads Pack in Promoting Female Academics, explores the role of women, as well as the challenges they face, in academia throughout Asia–and highlights the Philippines as, in large part, a success story.From the story:Of more than 2,100 higher education institutions in the Philippines, 39 percent, or 850 institutions, were led by women in 2011, she said, citing figures from the Commission on Higher Education.“In the Philippines there’s general acceptance or recognition of women’s ability to assume leadership positions, in higher education especially,” said Dr. Roman, 63, who was the university’s first female president. “Men are no longer threatened by women leaders.”But Dr. Roman and her countrywomen are relatively rare examples of women reaching academia’s upper echelons in Asia, a region dominated by much lower levels of female participation in administrative and research roles.Read the full story here.Read more from the International Herald Tribune’s Female Factor.Share this:last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Although Nkemdiche has had some off the field concerns, NFL Nation reporter Kevin Seifert views the Cardinals as the best possible landing spot for him.I can’t think of a better place for Ole Miss defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche than the Arizona Cardinals. Nkemdiche had well-documented issues at the end of his college career, but the Cardinals can surround him with a veteran roster and a free-thinking coach in Bruce Arians. Nkemdiche continues the Cardinals’ aggressive makeover of their pass rush, which produced the fewest sacks last season (36) of any 2015 playoff team. Nkemdiche will join defensive end Chandler Jones, acquired from the New England Patriots, and defensive end Calais Campbell for what is suddenly a formidable defensive front.While Nkemdiche does possess the skill set to be a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks, ESPN NFL draft analyst Kevin Weidl thinks the defensive tackle has extensive baggage coming with him.One of the biggest boom-bust prospects in this class, Nkemdiche has a rare combination of size, explosiveness and natural athleticism, but comes with some risk both on and off the field. He is a versatile defender that flashes as quick and as explosive a first step as any defensive tackle in this class to create penetration up the field. However, while he is very disruptive on tape, he hasn’t been productive and can show better instincts to finish. In addition, there are major red flags with his off-the-field character and that could ultimately determine whether he can reach his potential as a player.Even with the ‘major red flags’, Cardinals fans and players reacted with a consensus excitement behind the Nkemdiche pick. The selection shows Steve Keim and Bruce Arians do intend to go all-in next season, and if Nkemdiche rises up to his potential, they have added a deadly piece to their defense. Mississippi’s Robert Nkemdiche poses for photos after being selected by the Arizona Cardinals as the 29th pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) The NFL Draft Thursday night did not go according to the countless mock drafts by analysts, fans and players alike, much to the Arizona Cardinals’ delight.Arizona is receiving high praise from numerous NFL insiders on the team’s selection of defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche from Ole Miss. NFL Nation reporter Josh Weinfuss gave the Cardinals a thumbs up in his post-first-round analysis.The Cardinals got a steal here with Nkemdiche, the risky defensive tackle from Ole Miss. He’s talented and makes the Cardinals’ defense (fifth in the NFL in 2015) even scarier with another pass-rusher. Arizona has taken on players who have dealt with off-field issues before, as Nkemdiche did in college.Sports Illustrated’s Doug Farrar handed out his grades for the first-round, and the Cardinals received an A- for the Nkemdiche selection. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   The Cardinals get one of the most dominant players in this class regardless of position, as Nkemdiche can be a real problem from any gap. His off-field issues will have to be vetted, as well as the concern that he doesn’t get everything out of his potential on the field, but if Bruce Arians can corral Nkemdiche’s talent as he did with Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona now has a run-stopping monster with the ability to rush the passer no matter where he is on the line.The Cardinals also received an A- grade from Bleacher Report’s Mike Tanier.The Arizona Cardinals have a good track record with players whose college careers were a little sketchy. They are also in a good position to incur risk in the name of finding over-the-top impact. The Cardinals defense registered a modest 35 sacks last year despite playing some awful offensive lines in the NFC West. Adding Nkemdiche and Chandler Jones—another guy who had an eventful winter, substance-wise—changes the complexion of the Arizona front seven for the better.ESPN NFL insider John Clayton joined Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM in early April and mentioned that the Cardinals should absolutely consider Nkemdiche, but thought the defensive tackle would not fall to Arizona at No. 29. However, Nkemdiche’s arrest in December on marijuana possession likely prompted Nkemdiche to fall into Arizona’s lap. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo – / 35last_img read more