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It is a common misconception that the only way to excel in
your career is to get promoted—either within your current company or by leaving
for a promising new position somewhere else.
However, a lateral career move within your current company
can be a great way to help you grow and learn.
A lateral move could also make you a strong candidate for a promotion
So what exactly is a lateral
move? A lateral move is changing jobs within your company that
doesn’t necessarily warrant a raise in pay, but it is a move that allows for
you to explore new opportunities, learn new skills, and perhaps work with an
entirely different division or team. It
doesn’t mean that you aren’t making strides toward your end career goal.
A lateral move can communicate to your peers and supervisors
that you are always interested in learning and bettering yourself, that you are
a team player who is seeking new and interesting opportunities—and importantly it
shows that you are committed to your organization.
Here is a list of ways a lateral career move can benefit
The business world is a lot different
than it once was. Promotions are no longer the only way to grow in your career.
A lateral move is something to be proud of and to take very seriously. Though
you may not receive a higher title or a pay raise, the knowledge and
relationships gained from a lateral move can be a step toward a greater career
Changing Roles Within a Career
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