career ladder is the hero of the TV series “Mad Men” era where the things. At that time, the 21-year-olds to enter an organization, to work in accordance with rules, positions have been increased gradually, until retirement wearing a gold watch. However, those days are behind us.
career ladder in the late 1980s to the early 1990s, disappeared at the time, more than 85 percent of U.S. Fortune 1000 companies in the layoffs. Since then, the rate of layoffs increase, to be laid off manufacturing workers, white-collar workers, and even some management personnel. Because the company “downsizing”, many management positions disappeared, and, most of which never appeared.
to General Electric Company, for example. The 1980s, the company’s engineers are directly recruited from the school graduates, career almost established, including the acceptance of the manager training. To a certain amount of time, the company’s management overcrowded. Later, Jack Welch fired thousands of managers. With the departure of manager on the career ladder most of the “rest of the steps become out of reach.
tend to have a difficult change – managers like the best employees on the current location, so you can maintain the stability of an organization. For this reason, many companies do not allow employees to easily change the content.
career ladder have disappeared, as well as to obtain a good way of career progression? Here are a few suggestions.
seek lateral breakthrough, final Occupational advanced.
If you are a financial analyst, then you may consider engaging in other analyzes, such as market analysis. In a company, the more you know, the easier it is promoted. Lateral development experience can make your skills increase the opportunities for promotion.
2. prove that you are qualified for promotion after the work.
help your boss to share the work, and do a good job of sharing. For example, to help interview job seekers, training and mentoring new, as a candidate for a post.
3. seize the opportunity to make the work better.
seek opportunities to grasp the opportunities as they arise in a timely manner, and doing better than others expect. I have called Heidi’s Medical Assistant to work with. Heidi responsible for the training of a new technology in a big hospital, but doctors are always busy can not be unified to receive training, Heidi one-to-one training. Heidi soon get a promotion, responsible for IT in the hospital.
the world today is not the same as the previous ones, but if you can grasp the opportunities for career development, can still do better than their predecessors. (Text / Priscilla Claman; compile / Weihua Ming Youth refer to “compile” Harvard Business Review “magazine)
, BEIJING Chinese news