Monday, May 21, 2007

10 tips on getting promoted at work

You work hard in that laboratory everyday, putting together formulas, taking viscosities, and measuring pHs. But soon you'll tire of that and will want to make a much more significant impact on your company. You may even want to become the most famous cosmetic chemist in the world.

I saw this article which has 10 tips for getting a promotion. Here is the list. See the entire article for more detail.

How to get a promotion at work

1. Work for a company that has potential to grow. This might require you to get a new job.

2. Do a great job.

3. Make sure people know you're doing a great job. (If you don't toot your horn, no one will).

4. Become popular. Sad but true, you'll do better in life if you are popular and people like you. A great book for this is "How to Win Friends and Influence People"

5. Make sure the right people know you want a promotion.

6. Apply for other jobs within your company. Sick of the lab, try for a spot in your Marketing or Regulatory department.

7. Develop new skills. This could mean college but could also be skills you develop in your spare time.

8. Get a mentor. Find someone you want to be like and ask them to lunch to find out their secrets of success.

9. Groom a successor. You can't leave your job if no one else is around to do it. Make sure there is someone who can take your place.

10. Make your own job. Figure out what you want to accomplish and then start doing it. This could turn into a whole new job for you.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Have you signed up for the Twin Cities Golf Outing?

Start practicing your golf swing now because the Twin Cities Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists is hosting their annual golf outing on June 25, 2007.

Spaces are still available but the deadline for registering is June 15, 2007. Reserve those spaces now!!

To register, contact Phil Leith via email at pleith(at)glenncorp(dot)com.

The key course and event information is as follows...

Highway 242and Foley Blvd. Coon Rapids, MN
(763) 755-4141
Date: June 25, 2007
Tee off: 12:00 noon SHARP (Shotgun Start)
Format: 4 Person Scramble
Registration: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Prizes and Awards to follow dinner

You can make your own foursome or get teamed up

$110.00 per Person Includes: Golf, Cart, Dinner and Prizes
$40.00 per Person for Dinner Only

Hole Sponsorship Available

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact event organizer Steven R. Beauchaine via email at steveb(at)chemserv(dot)com