Building Career Bridges

By Joseph P. Liu

Adrian Granzella Larssen explains how she opened new doors in her career, shifting from her editorial role at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC to eventually becoming the Editor at Large at The Muse in New York City. During the episode, she shares some useful tips on taking charge of your career trajectory, networking for introverts, and making manageable steps toward landing the job of your dreams. In the Mental Fuel® segment, I’ll talk about the concept of creating professional bridges between your current role and target role.

Key Career Insights

  1. Don’t limit your network to only those who seem to directly linked to your target role. You never know where your next lead could come from.
  2. If you want to build the case for tweaking your role, consider not only what you want, but also how you can add more value to the organization so the idea can be more compelling to your managers.
  3. Small steps can add up to the big changes you desire for your career. You don’t need to do everything in one fell swoop. Taking the first step is often the hardest.
  4. Networking doesn’t have to involve showing up at a big event, slapping on a name tag, and working the room. You can instead focus on 1-on-1 meetings, which can work especially well for introverts.

Adrian Granzella Larssen was the first employee and founding editor of The Muse, the career platform that’s helped more than 50 million people find and succeed at their dream jobs. Now, she serves as The Muse’s editor-at-large, is a nationally recognized career expert, and helps other early-stage startups create content that readers truly love. Be sure to connect with her on Twitter and Instagram.

You can hear Adrian’s interview at:

https://josephpliu.com/podcast/episode19/?utm_source=Career+%26+Personal+Branding+Insights&utm_campaign=aeafbc1d19-Adrian+GL-CR019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f3040989d-aeafbc1d19-259178693

http://content.blubrry.com/career_relaunch/CR019_2017_05-18_Building-Bridges.mp3

 

 Joseph P. Liu is a Career Consultant, Podcast Host and Speaker.  Contact him at:

https://josephpliu.com/blog/

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