From cube to corner office: Turn a job into a career

By Tammy Browning, Computerworld |  Career, career, insider

Whether you've had your job for several years or are just starting out, chances are, when you look a few years ahead, you don't see yourself sitting in the same old cube working on the same old code.

Most people aren't content to remain in entry- or lower-level jobs their whole working lives. But talking to your boss about your career aspirations (especially when they might involve leaving the company or switching departments) isn't always easy. Here are a few suggestions for networking within your organization and navigating office politics as you make your way up the ladder.

Speak up to move up

Many professionals might be afraid to let their boss know they'd like to move up in the company, especially if that move would involve transitioning to another group or team. But if you're looking to advance your career, you're going to want (and in some cases need) your manager's support.

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