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How to Advance a Career
"To advance a career, manage the career."
C. Dean Kring - Director of Research

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Leadership, capability, team playing, and demonstrating the corporate culture are essential to the advancement of a career.

Appropriately managing a career is a proven way of accelerating career advancement. Here's the way we recommend to get started. It's called the "Career Overview." It's quick, easy and an excellent beginning to the career plan.

#1. Start with a MISSION STATEMENT. This describes your career. What you do. How it's done. What makes you unique and an asset to your company. Clue: Is it something better, cheaper, faster? Include why your bosses and co-workers want to have you on the team and the benefit to the company. Your statement becomes a guide for the direction and decisions you make regarding your company and the future of your career. Clue: Avoid general statements like "I give good service." Instead, use specific statements like "I've been trained in the latest customer service methods."

#2. Follow with a STATEMENT OF PURPOSE. This describes your vision; in essence, a description of your career when it has reached its full potential. Project a time 3 to 5 years into the future. Include things like compensation, number of staff or personnel, activities, reputation, awards, plus your lifestyle, perks, benefits and outside interests. Don't hold back. Be willing to dream.

#3. Follow with a POSITION REVIEW. Where you are with your career at this moment in time. Include things like what positions of responsibility you've held; what training, recognition, positions of leadership. What you see as the next step(s) in the development of your career. How you plan to accomplish the next step(s). List what assistance are you likely to need for your career?

#4. Follow with a BIOGRAPHY of yourself. Include particulars about experience relating to your career and any talents, skills and attributes you have that you may not be using. Be willing to be immodest, List your strengths and weaknesses.

When you have completed these four steps, do one of the following:

#1.  Transmit your OVERVIEW to us at Client Relations. We'll give you an appraisal based on our many years of experience with career advancement. Our fee is $250.00 and we'll report back to you within 10 business days. (Or within 24 hours for $500.00.) For foreign based individuals the fee is $600.00 (U.S. funds).

#1a.  There are a limited number of time slots for a face-to-face Advisory Board Presentation with the incubator Advisory Board.  For a fee of $500.00 you spend 10 minutes of discussion with the Advisory Board and receive written feedback after the presentation. PLEASE NOTE:   Advisory Board presentations are only conducted evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., the second Wednesday of each month in Houston, Texas.  To appear before the Advisory Board, we must have your OVERVIEW  before 12 noon of the Friday before the second Wednesday so that it can be transmitted to and reviewed by the Advisors prior to your presentation.

#1b. You may schedule planning and development time one-on-one with our Director of Research.  This is a highly focused one hour session for in-depth discussion of  your career idea and strategy. The fee is $500.00.

"All that I expected and more." Gilbert Del Castillo, M.D.

For the serious career professional, the best investment is the complete package including the OVERVIEW appraisal, Advisory Board Presentation and the planning and development session with the Director of Research for a fee of $1,000.00.

#2. Email our Director of Research or call 713 932-7495 x 13 to discuss the possibility of enrolling in our Online Entrepreneurial Development Incubator Program.

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"We grow companies and build careers. May we assist with yours?"

For immediate response about Business Development for incubators,
resident companies and entrepreneurs, send e-mail to:
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