McKinsey Consultant’s Guide to Career Growth - 5 Metrics for Career Evaluation | Career Progression

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If you are thinking to #restart your career growth in 2024 then this video will help you a lot. Just like in the movie 12th Fail, we all struggle in our career growth story at many points. However, by having the right people to guide us or the right metrics to work towards, we can maximize our chances of career advancement. Consistent Career evaluation for Career Progression is necessary to grow in one’s career. This video will help you learn how to plan your career and #restart your career growth journey in 2024.

I was talking to a senior McKinsey Consultant a few years ago and he told me that he evaluates his career every 2 years. He evaluates if he’s earning well, doing well, and learning well vs not. He does this to check if his career trajectory is on the right path or not. Career growth is on all our minds when we think of earning more, getting into important roles, or anything else. However, we sometimes don’t have the right metrics to evaluate our career growth.

This video will help never feel stuck in Career Again with 5 Metrics for Career Evaluation that will keep you on track in 2024. Career progress can be achieved with the right career progression plan. These 5 metrics will help you achieve the right career progression plan. The first point I talked about is having a skip-level meeting. A skip-level meeting means a meeting with your manager’s manager rather than your manager. Your manager might have a limited overview while your manager’s manager has a little more experience and broader point of view.

Conversations with a skip-level manager. These conversations should give you an idea as to what you need to do to achieve your long-term career goals. Next on the list is taking action concerning the feedback you receive from your manager’s manager. Identify the course or upskilling program that you need to take to reach that long-term career goal and also think of how it can benefit the company.

If you can lay out the path as to how it will benefit the company then your company may even sponsor your upskilling program or course. Please use the google form link provided here and tell me which program you wish to upskill towards and send this form to your manager telling them the upskilling courses you want to take and how it will benefit the company. The worst that can happen is that the manager will reject but the best that can happen is that they will sponsor your upskilling journey.

Next on the list is networking. If you are an electronics engineer you need to know who in the industry you would like to connect with. Connect with the people who are where you want to be landing or where the common thread connects you. Always think about networks in terms of what you can gain from them in the long run. The next thing you need to do is build a portfolio and subsequently a playbook. Most people don’t think of their careers in terms of playbooks. You can talk about all things within a technology that you have worked on. These playbooks will give you confidence to negotiate for a higher salary wherever you go to work next.

The next thing you need to do is have a benchmark for yourself. Every 2-3 years you need to look back and think what are the benchmarks you have set for yourself and how many of them you are achieving consistently. These benchmarks will help you understand where you are in your career right now and whether you should continue or look for changes. Hope you find this video valuable, see you in the next one.


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0:00 - Intro
0:48 - #1 Metric for Career Evaluation
1:41 - #2 Metric for Career Evaluation
2:50 - #3 Metric for Career Evaluation
4:22 - #4 Metric for Career Evaluation
7:16 - #5 Metric for Career Evaluation
8:32 - Outro
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