How to advance your Career

you didn't come this far to only come this far

Imagine, you’ve studied hard and graduated with first honours in your field, researched for the best jobs and managed to land yourself an executive level job at your dream company, life is great. Now, it’s been five years down the road and you’re still right where you started. Not so peachy anymore, right? Believe it or not, this is the story of many working adults nowadays, many people start off and retire at the same position. Make an impactful changes to advance your career.

Of course, some will claim that in today’s job climate, having and retaining a job is a huge accomplishment. While this is true, we also acknowledge the real need for growth and advancement in your career.

For starters moving up the ranks can provide you a thicker paycheck that you may need now due to your growing responsibilities. An upward movement in your career path will also introduce new challenges and keep you on your toes. Eventually, you will be bored with the repetitive work from the same role you carry. The new challenges brought by a promotion could very well do the trick to bring back the motivation and vigor you started out with.

Here is the big questions; how to advance your career? Read on for some helpful tips.

  1. Give more
turn ideas into reality

Every company wants staff who can contribute and add value to the organizational team. Do what you can to show your company you are a valuable team member and would be a good long term investment. One such way you can do is analyzing the needs or shortcomings of your company and addressing them in an objective manner. If you can provide suggestions or solutions that would be even better! This would show your superiors that you care about the company as a whole and not just in your tasks alone.

  1. Upskill
Fuel your passion

Another way to add value to your organization is by adding value to yourself. Look into skill training courses that would help you be better at your job or pick up some new skills that could help you take on new tasks. Let your superiors know that you are ready to handle more challenges with the added skills you have prepared to climb up the career ladder. Most skill training courses and certifications are provided at very affordable rates and have a flexible learning plan. However, Majority is reluctant to take training courses as it might affect their working time, fret not, we are flexible in arranging it at your convenience. We can book a space at your preferred hotel to do the training. Also, you can check with your organization if your skill training course could be sponsored, chances are the answer would be a yes! Check out the extensive list of InfoTrek guaranteed to run courses for 2021.

  1. Ask
You got this!

This is probably the most blatantly obvious, yet many do not do this. Sometimes the best way to secure a promotion is to simply ask. Don’t waste time waiting for your company to notice your skills and contribution and for them to make the offer because it may never come. Work on yourself and once you believe you have done enough to deserve a promotion and are ready to take the next step, arrange a meeting with your superiors and discuss your career progression. Tell them what you bring to the table, or better yet, show them. You should also discuss how giving you the promotion would positively impact the organization as a whole.

Six Types of Remote Workers and How to Support Them

It’s always been true that a great team is what makes your company successful, but how a team operates and where it operates from has changed over the years. How do you know you’re making the best use of technology to keep your employees and business as efficient as possible?

In this e-book, we’ll explore the six types of remote workers who impact your team, evaluate their technical needs, and assess how Office 365 Business Premium can help you enhance and simplify their remote work styles across all their devices, bringing new levels of productivity to your business.

Download this e-book and meet the six types of remote workers:

  • The night owl
  • The jet setter
  • The road warrior
  • The commuter
  • The migrator
  • The industry expert

A Crash Course in Office 365

You and your team are likely some of the 1.2 billion people worldwide who have used Office 365. You’re familiar with standard apps like Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. But when it comes to your business’s ever-changing needs and challenges, there’s more to Office 365 than meets the eye. From business intelligence programs to communication and teamwork solutions, advances in these productivity tools are changing the way we live and work. And whether your team’s concerns revolve around topics like security, mobile device management, or working remotely, a shift to the cloud can do more for your growing business than ever before.

In this e-book, you’ll learn how to make the best use of specific Office 365 apps across six critical areas of your business:

  • Mobility
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Security
  • Productivity
  • Insights

A Developer’s Guide to Building AI Applications

Artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating the digital transformation for every industry, with examples spanning manufacturing, retail, finance, healthcare, and many others. At this rate, every industry will be able to use AI to amplify human ingenuity. This e-Book provides a comprehensive roadmap for developers to build their first AI-infused application.

Using a Conference Buddy as an example, you’ll learn the key ingredients needed to develop an intelligent chatbot that helps conference participants interact with speakers.

This eBook provides an introduction to the tools, infrastructure, and services on the Microsoft AI Platform, and teaches you how to create powerful, intelligent applications:

  • Understand how the intersection of cloud, data, and AI is enabling organizations to build intelligent systems.
  • Learn the tools, infrastructure, and services available as part of the Microsoft AI Platform for developing AI applications.
  • Teach the Conference Buddy application new AI skills, using pre-built AI capabilities such as vision, translation, and speech.
  • Learn about the Open Neural Network Exchange.

Learn how to build apps across multiple platforms with programming languages like C#, F#, and Visual Basic. Supported on Windows, Linux, and macOS, get started developing your next project with .NET today. Do check out both our coding classes and programming courses which are on offer today.

SQL Server on Linux: A guide to re-platforming and modernizing your data workloads

M?odern data platform

The modern data platform spans across heterogeneous environments, where operational databases, data warehouses and different data sources combine to drive insights from data. To innovate, you need flexibility when it comes to your choice of platform, programming languages and data infrastructure to get the most from your data.

Familiarize yourself with cross-platform and migration tools along with use-case demos of the cutting-edge technologies and enterprise-grade features now available in open-source and mixed-shop (Linux + Windows) environments.

Topics include:

  • Columnstore indexes
  • in-memory technologies
  • high availability
  • graph data extensions
  • Adaptive Query Plan
  • enhanced security features

Download this eBook to gain valuable insights on Microsoft’s modern data platform.

If you’re ready to learn how to harness Microsoft SQL Server 2016 to deliver mission-critical performance, gain faster insights on data, or drive your hybrid cloud strategy, you’re in the right place. These learning opportunities can help you get started quickly—from product exploration to deep training and certification.