“it’s always good to start a job search within your current company, if you have a good reputation and it has been a good company to work at overall. You are more likely to be considered for the job as an internal hire, you have access to the internal job boards, and you have access to network with senior leaders in your current company vs an outside company where you don’t know anyone.”
By the end of this CAP, you will be able to...
- Identify internal sponsors and champions
- Increase your exposure and executive presence
- Confidently convey your interest in career growth
This CAP is for you if…
- You are interested in staying in and growing your career within your current company
- You would like to position yourself for the C-Suite
- You want to understand how to have a bigger presence at work
Growth & Learning
We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Explore these valuable resources from the best experts in the field
How to Find the Person Who Can Help You Get Ahead at Work
You know you need a mentor to advance your career, but have you ever considered who your sponsor is?
Carla Harris, vice chairman at Morgan Stanley, explains the crucial importance of identifying a sponsor, someone who will speak on your behalf in the top-level, closed-door meetings you're not invited to (yet). Learn why your pool of potential sponsors is bigger than you might think, and how you can leverage your performance and relationships to attract sponsors.
Developing Executive Presence
Learn to project self-confidence, clarity, and credibility even under conditions of stress, pressure, and uncertainty.
In this course, John Ullmen, PhD, a professor from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, shares key research insights and step-by-step methods he uses to coach leaders around the world to develop executive presence. He outlines the four key factors that drive executive presence, and the specific actions that make them work for you.
How to Create a New Job at Your Current Company
If you are ready for new challenges in your company, but don’t feel that there are opportunities for you, think about making the case for a new job.
This article provides five easy steps for creating a new job at your current company.
Applying for a New Job Internally? Here's How to Stand Out
Managers receive around 10 internal applicants for all open positions. If you are applying to a role within your own organization, how can you stand out from the competition?
To convince the hiring manager you’re right for the role and stand out from the crowd, you need to craft a strong personal story to tell during your interview. This article provides tips to make a strong case for yourself.
Career Elevator: 9 Ways to Help Your Image and Exposure
Three attributes contribute to your career success – Performance, Image and Exposure.
Where you may focus on performance alone and expect the promotions to follow, it rarely happens. This article outlines ways to enhance your image and exposure, which are keys to career success
How to Find a Sponsor to Boost Your Career
Despite its importance, sponsorship isn’t as common or as well-known a concept as mentorship, and it remains elusive and difficult for many people to achieve. .
This article reflects on the challenges and important of finding a sponsor as well as provides tangible tips to find and retain one in your workplace.
Leverage Your Humanity Talent Network Membership
HTN has tools and resources that can help you achieve your objectives in this CAP
Receive curated opportunities and introductions based upon your expertise and personal preferences.
- Executive-level roles
- Board positions
- Consulting engagements
- Investor introductions
- Speaking opportunities
HTN "Collectives" enable deep engagement with women & people of color who are functional and specialty area SMEs.
- Chief Financial Officers
- Chief Commercial Officers
- Chief Medical Officers
- Chief Technology Officers
- Chief Innovation Officers
Interactive events led by industry experts to help leaders navigate professional opportunities, transitions and challenges.
- Career Studios
- Roundtable Discussions
- Salon Dinners
- Annual Summit Events
Put it into Practice
It’s time to put what you learned into real-world practice. Here are a few steps you can take
Find Your Career Champions
Listen to How to Find the Person Who Can Help You Get Ahead at Work and identify a list of career sponsors at your organization. Prepare for and schedule conversations to solidify these professional relationships.
Connect With a Coach
Each member has access to an Executive Career Strategist who is tasked with helping you achieve your professional goals.
A few topics you might discuss with an ECS include:
- The types of internal opportunities you are interested in (is the role a promotion or a pivot into a new line of business?)
- How you might influence people to consider you for those roles.
- How to identify a mentor or sponsor and discuss the differences in those roles.
- Practice your elevator pitch for internal opportunities.
- How to confidently convey your interest in internal opportunities
- How to increase exposure at your company
- How to position yourself for a business need that is currently unserved and write your own job description and pitch the idea to leadership.