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QUIZ: The #1 Change You Should Make At Your Job This Year

That fresh New Year’s energy is right upon us. And it’s usually the time we start getting curious about our own next chapters or what we could be doing differently to be sure we’re living our best lives. Even a small change on the job front can have huge payoffs when you’re resetting and rebalancing your self-care, family, and career.

We’ve partnered with La Marca Prosecco to bring you a self-check on what change you might be ready to make to switch up your career trajectory so that you can step into the new year as your most empowered self. La Marca believes that we should celebrate those tiny, everyday moments—because they add up to elevating our whole life. Even if we’re not explicitly on the hunt for a new job opportunity, there are a number of ways we can level up our work experiences in 2022. So grab a coupe of bubbles and find out what action you should take at your job this year! 

 

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How long have you been in your current role?

A few years. I am a core part of the team!
I came in on the ground floor; some people call me a lifer.
New arrival! I’m just hitting my stride.

When was the last time you asked for a raise?

Never. I’ve always had someone look out for me.
It’s been a while, but now I’m at the top of the range for this role.
I negotiated like a boss just recently when I was hired.

How excited are you about your current day-to-day?

I really like my work. It’s meaningful, and I am moving the needle daily!
I’m more settled than excited. I know what’s expected and I can regularly deliver.
Butterflies on the reg. I’m tackling new challenges, and it’s really stimulating my creativity.

What is your relationship like with your leadership?

Solid. I’ve demonstrated my value over time, and they value me too.
Plateaued. I’m not as challenged as I once was, but we’ve built a good relationship.
Growing. I’m learning my boss’s unique habits and their goals for our business.

Do your team values align with your own?

Yes. It’s one of the characteristics of this job that has kept me here for so long!
They definitely used to, but we’ve had some management changes that have shifted the culture.
This team’s beliefs and way of business are known to attract top talent, and that brought me here.

When was the last time you felt challenged on the job?

I’m in the zone. Challenges are rewarding, but I also have routine work that is grounding and effortless.
Does finding a new lunch spot count? That’s challenging!
Daily! I’m building new relationships, learning new skills, and gaining exposure to great leadership styles.

How many of your coworkers would you consider to be friends?

We’re a tight-knit bunch! Nearly all of them.
I’ve made a few close connections, who I know will be long-term friends.
I hit it off with one woman right off the bat—we’re having regular coffee dates!

What would be the next step on your current career ladder?

I can see many rungs ahead—my boss’s boss has a very valued and cool role at the company.
I would need some new skills to think about taking the next step. It’s a bit of a leap!
I could see this role giving me a lot of different paths. It’s a pretty matrixed and varied opportunity set.

The #1 Change You Should Make At Your Job This Year

Time to ask for a raise or promotion.

You have built an incredible reputation, strong book of work, and are probably part of the glue that keeps your team running in top condition! You may have found yourself taking on extra work this year or supporting teammates through challenging life and professional transitions. Or you may have used some pandemic down time to skill up on a new area that supports your professional development, such as getting a certification or extending your education.
It sounds like you are ready to be better rewarded for your contributions through asking for that raise, additional benefits that are meaningful to you like a more flexible schedule, or family accommodations—or you can really spread your wings and ask for a more expanded set of responsibilities. Get that promotion! And after you do, toast to your business savviness with a glass of La Marca Prosecco!
Time for a new opportunity at your company.

We’ve all been there. You’re comfortable and you’re pretty well settled in your groove. That can be a great thing! But if you’re feeling a little too comfortable, not challenged, or like you’ve just hit autopilot, you deserve a new chapter. Looking for a new opportunity at your same company can be a great way to leverage all the great social capital you’ve built over the years and your awesome network of useful internal relationships. Challenge yourself to start the year with a meeting with your current manager to ask about what a new role could look like, either expanded from your current team or an entirely different area of the business! Pour yourself some La Marca Prosecco and start making a vision board of what your next dream job looks like.
You’re crushing it. Deepen your expertise!

You may have taken the past 18 months to really hit reset and either change your role or arrive at a new job and company entirely. Congratulations! Toast to this moment with some La Marca Prosecco. This is a really exciting part of your professional cycle, where things feel new, challenging, and you start to get those great routines and rituals that enhance belonging at a firm. Once you’ve made it past that first stretch of newness, it’s time to start deepening your expertise. Stretch yourself to meet people outside of your immediate work circle and start raising your hand more often for stretch projects that give you a chance to try out different parts of your business.

 

 

La Marca Prosecco is an elegant sparkling wine grown in the heart of Italy’s Prosecco region. La Marca Prosecco believes in celebrating the joy in everyday moments, including the tireless work that so many women go through to make their dreams come true. A focus on career empowerment has always been part of The Everygirl’s mission, and our partnership with La Marca Prosecco has helped us take that mission into the real world with live and virtual events, small business grants, and more. Let’s raise a glass to that!

 

 

This post was sponsored by La Marca Prosecco but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl Media Group editorial board.

 

 

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