Are You Ready for a Career Climb?

May 14, 2012 | Jenni Proctor
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The potential for a higher income and greater career benefits can be  tempting, and may prompt you to say “Yes” at once when the opportunity for promotion is offered to you. But before you take on the additional responsibility and celebrate this new success, it is important to check if you are ready for the new role you will take. Here are some questions to help you reflect on your readiness before pursuing on a new career role.

  1. Do you have good listening skills? If you are to take on a managerial position, it is important that you have good listening skills. You will have to learn to consider ideas and not just impose what you want. A good manager doesn’t just dictate orders  but is someone who considers other people’s suggestions and opinions.
  2. Can you control your temper, even in times of stress? A promotional position would mean bigger responsibilities and bigger challenges. You need to be patient and must have strong interpersonal skills to enable you to create strong working relationships with your co-workers.
  3. Do you believe in your company’s goals? It is not enough that you just do your best because of the increased renumeration you will get. It is also important to know if you truly believe in your company’s goals and are committed to achieving them.
  4. Do you possess great planning and organisational skills? A managerial position will require lots of planning. You will be expected to be proactive and a critical thinker. You will also require good communication skills and an excellent ability to manage group settings.  Are you ready for all this?

If you answered no to some of these questions, then it’s time to re-evaluate your readiness to climb the career ladder. Clarity Career Management provides outstanding career coaching services, at any level of responsibility within the company. Our coaching programs can be tailored to meet your exact needs. Contact Clarity Career Management for more information.

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