Grow your career without leaving your company

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My talk from the Information Architecture Summit 2014 about movi

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  • 1. GROWING YOUR CAREER WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR COMPANY LIS PARDI @LISPARDI

2. Lis icon designed by Jay Bellew HI. IM LIS. I USED TO BE A REQUIREMENTS ANALYST, BUT NOW IM AN INFORMATION ARCHITECT. WHAT FOLLOWS ARE THE STEPS I TOOK TO MAKE THAT CAREER SHIFT. 3. MY GUIDING CLICHS IF YOU WANT TO MOVE FROM WHAT YOURE DOING TO SOMETHING NEW, YOULL NEED TO FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE CLICHS. 4. TELL THE STORY OF HOW YOUR SKILLS APPLY TO THE JOB YOU WANT. 5. Constellation designed by Nathan Grealish from the thenounproject.com CONNECT THE DOTS ON YOUR RESUME SO HIRING MANAGERS AND RECRUITERS KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOURE LOOKING FOR. 6. BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN WHERE YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. 7. Businessperson designed by Yaroslaw Bondarenko from the thenounproject.com IF YOU LOVE WHERE YOU ARE, YOU DONT NECESSARILY HAVE TO LEAVE. YOULL LIKELY GET MORE FREQUENT AND LARGER PROMOTIONS BY STAYING THERE. http://HBR.org/2010/07/Managing-yourself-job-hopping-to-the-top-and-other-career-fallacies/AR/1 8. SET A GOAL SO YOU KNOW WHERE YOURE HEADEDhttp://HBR.org/2012/11/a-campaign-strategy-for-your-career/AR/1 9. PRETEND TO BE GOOD AT YOUR JOB DONT LET YOUR WEAKNESSES STOP YOU. JUST PRETEND YOU CAN DO IT OR EMULATE SOMEONE WHO CAN. 10. Poster designed by Eddy Ymeri from the thenounproject.com Tape designed by Joseph Charles Epstein from the thenounproject.com Post It designed by Matt Brooks from the thenounproject.com Marker designed by Dan Hetteix from the thenounproject.com STOCK UP ON SUPPLIES. TAKE YOUR PROCESSES OUT OF YOUR HEAD AND PUT THEM ON THE WALL. 11. Wireframe designed by Missy Kelley from the thenounproject.com REFER TO YOUR WORK AS INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE. YOUR CONFIDENCE WILL AFFECT HOW YOURE PERCEIVED BY OTHERS. 12. BUILD ALLIANCES IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE, YOULL NEED OTHERS TO HELP YOU. 13. Handshake designed by Scott Lewis from the thenounproject.com BUILD ALLIANCES. BUT DONT BE WEIRD ABOUT IT. 14. High Five designed by Elizabeth Smith from the thenounproject.com MAKE FRIENDS. ITS MORE FUN AND LESS WEIRD. 15. Bearded Man designed by Riccardo Greg from the thenounproject.com HOW CAN YOU HELP OTHERS? OFFER TO PITCH IN ON A PART OF A PROJECT THATS INTERESTING TO YOU. 16. TAKE ON SIDE PROJECTS THIS WILL HELP YOU BUILD SKILLS AND TRY OUT NEW THINGS. 17. Web Design designed by Miroslav Koa from the thenounproject.com YOU KNOW THAT THING THAT MAKES YOU CRAZY? SEE IF YOU CAN FIX IT. 18. HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE ON YOUR SIDE MAKE SURE THE DECISION MAKERS KNOW YOUR SKILLS. 19. Shamrock designed by Pham Thi Dieu Linh from the thenounproject.com TIP: ALSO BE LUCKY. 20. ONCE YOU SUCCEED, STAY WHERE YOU ARE 21. NURTURE YOUR FRIENDSHIPS THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO WILL HELP YOU EXPLAIN THE VALUE YOU BRING TO A PROJECT. 22. ADDRESS CONCERNS THAT MAY RESULT FROM PROCESS CHANGES. (ESPECIALLY FROM YOUR FRIENDS.) 23. COLLABORATE MORE TO MAKE SURE YOURE HELPING YOUR TEAM THE BEST WAY YOU CAN. 24. Idea designed by Edward Boatman from the thenounproject.com PREPARE TO GO UN-CREDITED. ITS OKAY. WERE NOT IN THIS FOR THE GLORY. 25. NEVER STOP PRETENDING TO BE GOOD KEEP UP YOUR ACTING. YOU MIGHT ACCIDENTALLY BECOME GOOD AT YOUR JOB. 26. Meeting designed by Ainsley Wagoner from the thenounproject.com ONCE YOU REACH YOUR GOAL, SET THE NEXT ONE. PRETEND TO BE EVEN MORE GOOD. 27. EDUCATE YOUR TEAM DONT EXPECT EVERYONE TO JUST GET IT. THEY MAY NEED SOME MORE INFORMATION. 28. HOLD EXTRA STAKEHOLDER REVIEWS IF NEEDED SO EVERYONE KNOWS HOW YOULL HELP THEM. 29. Collaboration designed by Krisada from the thenounproject.com RESIST THE URGE TO JUMP IN AND CHANGE EVERYTHING. BUILD SLOWLY AT FIRST. 30. Hierarchy designed by Murali Krishna from the thenounproject.com KEEP AN EYE ON NEW PEOPLE. HAVE THAT ELEVATOR PITCH READY IN CASE THEY DONT KNOW ABOUT YOUR WORK. 31. TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR SITUATION 32. Ninja designed by Drew Ellis from the thenounproject.com Panda designed by Angela Angelini from the thenounproject.com BE LIKE THE KUNG-FU PANDA. HE USED HIS TRAINING TO TURN AN ATTACK INTO AN OPPORTUNITY. 33. YOU HAVE CONTROL OVER YOUR WORK LIFE Pretend to be good at your job Make things easier for others Pick up side projects Connect with the right people Nurture relationships Keep pretending to be good at your job Educate your teams 34. THANK YOU LIS PARDI @LISPARDI