These days you can catapult your career in half the time simply by being strategic. Just follow our brilliant tips. By Jennifer Benjamin
1. Just Wing It
If you're entering the fast lane, being bound by a strict time line is just going to slow you down. "When you get caught up in the details and restrictions of having a plan, you get stuck thinking it can be done only one way," says Victoria Colligan, cofounder of Ladies Who Launch, a networking organization for female entrepreneurs. "As a result, you may miss an opportunity to take an atypical, yet speedier, course or lose drive when things don't go according to your schedule." In other words, if your point-by-point plot says you need step B to get to C, you probably aren't looking when a not-so-obvious opportunity pops up to skip right to D.
Example: You want to own a restaurant. You could start out as a hostess (step B) and work your way up to manager (C),Read More »from 3 Easy Ways To Get Ahead in Your Career