How To Advocate For Yourself In The Workplace

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Do your own scouting

Early on at a job, Dr. Joy recommends getting a lay of the land and discovering who would make good mentors and sponsors for you. “It’s important that, whatever job you’re a part of, you start your own internalized scouting. Ask ‘Who are my potential mentors? Who are my potential sponsors?’ We don’t get ahead on our own. Men know that well. That’s why they do most of their meetings on the golf course. It’s about those relationships. We need to know, who are the best people fit to be my mentor, based on my future goals and my personality?”

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