Career Advancement

What does career advancement really mean? Well, it depends. For some, it might mean a promotion or taking on a more challenging role, while for others, it might mean embarking on an entrepreneurial path or becoming a master in their field. The one essential key for anyone seeking to move to the next level is planning. Knowing what you want and setting consistent actionable steps toward your goal are essential for success.

On this page, we have a couple of resources to help you get started. From a Career Action Plan to a Salary Calculator, we have put together tools and information to position yourself for success.

Career Action Plan

We know you have what it takes to succeed. You are an Optimist! And optimists are known for taking action. Our planning guide will help you map your next steps so you can achieve your goals faster.

Access the Action Plan

Graduate programs can open a world of career possibilities and increase your earning potential, but is an MBA or master’s degree going to help you achieve your ultimate career goal? Is this the right time to start? Take our quiz to find out.

Take the Quiz
Quiz: Should I Pursue an MBA?
Salary Calculator

What is your earning potential? This interactive calculator will show you salary data from multiple industries so you can weigh your options with factual information to help you make some decisions a little easier.

Access the Calculator

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“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”

John Maxwell