How Well Do You Know Your Company’s Career Levels?

Nov 29, 2023 by manish

Have you ever sat down to truly understand your company’s career leveling guide?๐Ÿคจ

As a junior engineer, this was an exercise I often overlooked, only to realize its significance later on. ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ

Understanding your company’s different levels and expectations sets the bar for your own growth beyond mere promotion. ๐Ÿš€

Often, we focus on the final reward but lose sight of the journey. ๐Ÿ˜ต

If you haven’t discussed this with your manager yet, it’s time to take the initiative. ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

An exercise I recommend is creating a personalized career-level rubric. ๐Ÿ“

Against each bullet point, write relevant examples where you’ve demonstrated a particular skill. ๐Ÿ’ช

You’ll then begin to see a clear picture of your strengths, weaknesses, and the gaps that you need to fill. ๐Ÿงฉ

Next, discuss this document with your manager. ๐Ÿค

You may be surprised to find misalignments in your assessments. ๐Ÿ’ซ

But, these conversations will give you clarity about your role, your growth potential, and the journey ahead. ๐Ÿž๏ธ

I guarantee this exercise will reshape your understanding of growth and promotion. ๐ŸŒฑ

If you have never done this, prioritize it, understand your career leveling guide, and start mapping your journey.

Remember, not all growth is vertical. Sometimes it’s about becoming more rounded, versatile, and confident in your abilities. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿš€