What’s the #1 thing we want as we get more experienced at our workplace?
An increase in responsibilities, title, or money — a.k.a. A promotion.
In the past when you grew within your company, it only meant you were getting into management. That’s no longer true for all. Yes, some of us want to take the traditional route while some want to become technical experts. Also, for a few, it will mean venturing out and starting a business.
Without guidance, it can be easy to turn around in circles
But how do we chart or plan for our career with a few years of work experience?
- Should I go the management route or the specialist route? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
- What skills should I focus on as each path requires a unique set of skills?
- How should I plan my career and communicate with the decision makers?
As someone has said, “We don’t know what we don’t know.”
That’s why we went out seeking answers.
Introducing: Power Lunch
Interview on our blog with corporate leaders about how they went from their first job to building their successful careers.
Feel free to consume the interviews during your work lunch 🙂
Power Lunch had simple beginnings. I would take an industry leader out for lunch to understand how they made their career decisions. Why? Because I had no clue which route to take in my career.
The more conversations I had it became more clear to me where to go next and how to get there. While listening to these experts, I often thought, “Damn! These insights are so freaking good! I wish all my friends could listen to this.”
Hence, the birth of the interview series on Beyond Grad called Power Lunch.
There are four kinds of people we will interview:
- Technical Specialist
- Employees turned Entrepreneurs
- Human Resources
You can expect them to share their journey, their best insights, and the mistakes they made along the way.
What’s coming up next: Power Lunch with Chris Thomas on how to launch a career in management. Chris is the Executive Vice President of GAST Strategy Consulting. Before his current company, he was the VP and CTO at BorgWarner Inc (a Fortune 500 automotive company).
If you were out for lunch with someone you respect, what questions would you ask? Share them in the comments, and I will take the best suggestions for the upcoming interviews.