Alumni

Advancing in Your Company

We consider you a career advancer if you are looking to advance your level of position in the same industry and function with your current employer.

Leveraging your experience to gain a promotion or a new position internally requires advance planning. You could be at any one of the following stages in the process:

  • Preparing to advance
  • Positioning for promotion
  • Evaluating opportunities

Each of these steps requires a specific focus and time to adequately ready yourself for the work to be done. This can range from, for example, six to 18 months to prepare for advancement and the promotion process to just a few days or weeks for evaluating opportunities.

RESOURCES FOR CAREER ADVANCERS

CareerCast

CareerCast is an online audio recording series designed to promote life-long career development to help you maintain your professional edge. Listen to experts discuss such topics as crafting your story, making an industry or function change, managing employees, taking the entrepreneurial plunge, and more.

Career research office hours

Career Services staff are available to assist you in your career research efforts and answer research questions related to your job search or career advancement. Examples of how you could utilize this service include finding company or industry contacts, locating background information on a contact or interviewer, creating a target list based on your preferred geography and industry, and signing up for important research accounts.

Career Essentials Series

The Career Essentials Series is designed to provide useful tips and tools to enhance your career management process. This series of short presentations (approximately 20 minutes each) focuses on specific aspects of career management most relevant to students and alumni at various points throughout their careers. Four topics are offered per quarter for alumni.  Visit the Events page and filter the club to Chicago Booth Career Services to view upcoming topics and dates. You can find a list of relevant topics and handouts below.


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Asking Your Manager for a Promotion

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You are ready for a promotion, which means it's time to consider how to discuss your next move with your manager. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your readiness to move up in the organization with confidence. Attend this session to learn concrete and practical steps to help you prepare for a successful outcome from that conversation.

Asking Your Manager for a Promotion »

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Building Strong Relationships

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Do you have relationships strong enough to help you advance throughout your career? Building a professional community over time can increase your influence and enhance your reputation. Learn how to build enduring relationships and how to leverage them throughout your career.

Building Strong Relationships »

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Conducting an Informational Interview

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Whether you are meeting someone for an informational interview or for a job interview, set yourself apart by asking informed, insightful questions. In this session you will learn how your research can help you position yourself as a strong and knowledgeable candidate.

Conducting an Informational Interview »

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Identifying and Developing Transferable Skills

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When you are exploring a career change you will need to learn what is needed in your next role. Attend this session to learn ways to research what skills are valued, ways to bridge the gaps, and how to translate the value of your current skills and experiences.

Identifying and Developing Transferable Skills »

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Positioning Yourself for a Promotion

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As you prepare to move up in your current organization, it is useful to take a strategic view of what is available to you. Attend this session to learn what to consider as you ponder your next move.

Positioning Yourself for a Promotion »