How to Climb the Career Ladder?

climb the career ladder - Although we all wish things were different, it is no secret that people still must work harder to get to the top in their careers, all while continuing to make far less than their male counterparts.
China
November 24, 2009 7:11am CST
Hard work is a necessity for people who want to achieve success in their given field. However, apart from working hard, there are still many factors that have effects on our career and success. Especially for these women, in their rises through the career, they may have to make a number of personal sacrifices, most notably marriage and children. In my eyes, I find this all a bit depressing and reductive, because it seems like those who make it to the top must be, by necessity, workaholic automatons. I wonder, Juggle readers, is it ever possible to rise high in a profession without being an unceasing, laser-focused workaholic? Are there examples in your own workplaces of people who have managed that feat? Are there some short cuts to help us climb the career ladder?
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14 responses
• China
25 Nov 09
in my opinion,to succeed in the career,it don't just have to work hard,the chance is more inportant,even you over work every day,if you miss the chance,it still hard to succeed.
• China
25 Nov 09
Hi,getbrowser. I rethink this question.For a woman, her career may be changed into a mother. For me, being successful in workplace and in family are the same. As for shortcuts, being happy and satisfied may make it.
@sutent (1060)
• China
25 Nov 09
Hi friend, good question. Most people face/faced/ will face the problem. In my opinion, hard work is necessary, but not the exclusive. To be active and good cooperation with colleagues/boss/customs are also very important. In the book "the 7 habit of highly effective people", the 7 habits are advocated. - first things first - do one thing at a time - be proactive - listen first, then synthesize - begin with the end in mind - think win/win - sharpen the saw - seek first to understand, then to be understood Hopefully it can do some help four you.
@happy2512 (1266)
• Philippines
25 Nov 09
Its pretty hard for a married woman to climb the career ladder for she has a lot of responsibility to juggle she may reach the top but it takes a lot of time for she has to make sacrifices that will not affect her concentration of work.
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
25 Nov 09
There are no short cuts to climbing up the career ladder.. In order to be successful, alot of hard work is required and thus those sacrifices.. We can use to sacrifice in the later stages of life, or getting it right at the early stages of our life, but setting our goals straight, knowing what we want in the future.. As such, when the right opportunities is being presented to us, our sacrifices will be alot lesser too, for we are already prepared for it.. hehe
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
25 Nov 09
Though in some cases recommendations and parents being in good and influencial positions, have helped few people to climb the ladder in career, mostly it is hard work, intelligence, strategy planning, good rapport with higher ups for good opinion on us and good rapport with subordinates so that they will work well and deliver the good to us without any problem and finally motivation to subordinates, which is very very important, for them to show interest in work are all the factors to climb the ladder in career.
• United States
25 Nov 09
I don't think its possible to climb in a career without motivation and dedication. Sometimes sacrifices have to be made if you really want to make things happen. I am only 19 and I'm well on my way to the top. Starting from high school I always made it my duty to get my work done on time. This led me to being #9 in my graduating class and I was awarded the NJ Stars Scholarship which paid for all of my tuition to a community college for 2 years as long as I had a 3.0 or higher GPA. I'm now in my 2nd year, with a 4.0 and just changed my major to Engineering. It was not easy to get straight A's, especially while starting up a video production business I never knew I would have. From 8th grade I played with camcorders and when I got to high school I started to film weddings for cheap. Fast forward back to 2009 and I've received 6 Wedding Video jobs, 2 Wedding Anniversaries, 1 Baptism and I am now the producer for all the videos on InsightfulAstrology.com, all while going to school for a completely different subject! From all the time I put into my video production, buying and selling cameras, working for cheap, I now own $8000 worth of equipment and a Limited Liability Company and get this... I just got accepted to Stevens Institute of Technology! One of the top Engineering schools on the East coast! Of course with all of my success so far, you would think somethings up. Well I made a personal sacrifice of giving up a lot of my social life and limiting seeing friends to maybe twice a week. You can call me a 19 year old workaholic haha. I plan to keep climbing the ladder of success and get my social life back once I go to Stevens. Are there any short cuts to it? Well if you call a short cut minimizing sleep, that's the only one I can think of! Sorry if this was long but I was just trying to illustrate what time and dedication can do to a person's career success.
@jobyclt (13)
• India
25 Nov 09
not just only Hard work..see a person have enough talent but no money for his further steadies and what can do ....if anybody say let him hard work and make some money and go for steadies an all..but is is very easy to other people to say...but when you face the problem you will know it..ya those who are going through this post ..i know 100 people have 100 suggestions to say..apart from hard work there are many things.. any way i just look for make some pocket money any good friends suggest me and add me as your friend friends please follow my coolll blog www.iamjibi.blogspot.com thank you mates
• China
25 Nov 09
not only work, you have to sacrifice others when you want to do one better. for there is limitation for one's energy, both man and woman. Of course, work is a bigger thing. and of course much bigger for woman than man. so there is no absolute fair. you just need to decide what do you want and what do you want more. to make life harmonious, I think this is the best way.
@bhawanee (174)
• India
24 Nov 09
There are no shortcuts in life and every individual has to work hard to achieve success. As the saying goes luck favors the brave so is it because the ratio between hard work and luck is 80:20. Now coming on to the personal sacrifices it is purely personal and it should not be mingled with your success. Showing personal sacrifice as the obstacle to success is purely irrational. So every individual who is determined to achieve success should concentrate on the career by planning it in a proper way.
@ram_cv (16515)
• India
24 Nov 09
I have one liner for that: "It is the attitude and not the aptitude that will determine your altitude". Remember if you have a great attitude whatever be the odds against you, you will succeed and move on. If you are less talented you attitude will give you the two skills of hard work and patience. If you are very talented attitude will give the skills to solve problems and take responsibility. So in whatever situation you are in, your attitude will determine your success. Cheers! Ram
@checkmail (2041)
• India
24 Nov 09
Hello getbrowser this is checkmail and the ladder of career can be climbed by anyone who have the will to climb it, but it must be have an aim.Climbing the caeer ladder without aim is just like some workoholics thing.Yeah we must have like about our career that we have choosen for our future life.If we have like for it than will and efforts aren't that far away from us.Yes our pro gets exact solutions and the way to the aim is smooth.Well shortcuts have often ended in a stress ful life.
@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
24 Nov 09
Hi, Hmmm I don't think so my freind, in order to succeed one needs to let go many a things. Shortcuts doesn't apply. Whatever you do, one needs to do it wholeheartedly and with dedication. One needs to be a woraholic, sly, clever, aware of his/ her surroundings a total devotee towards works and willing to sacrifice family life to excel in career.
@vincyk (198)
• China
24 Nov 09
The first thing and the most important thing is that you should make sure you are working very hard and try your best to do it.Then maybe you should try to keep a good relationship with your collegues and your boss.In this society i think the relationship between people is very important.After that you can just wait for your promotion in your fate.It will be arranged by god.~