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Are You Your Own Greatest Career Enemy?

Posted June 5, 2013 by Marcy Twete in Building Your Brand
My friend (and one of the interviewees for my book, You Know Everybody!), Linda Descano, the CEO of Citi’s Women & Co. posted the infographic below on her LinkedIn blog last week titled “Are the Biggest Roadblocks to Women’s Career Success Our Own?” The numbers in this infographic are staggering, and the point here is clear: You are your own greatest career enemy. Check out the infographic and then read below to learn why.

Linda tells us:

The results of our second Citi/LinkedIn Today’s Professional Woman Report, just released today, revealed that only 1 in 4 women had asked for a raise in the past year. But lo and behold, when those 1 in 4 told us what happened when they asked, 75% said they got a salary increase. And more than half received more than or equal to what they expected.

Seriously, ladies?! Think about that. If you decide it’s time to ask for a raise, you have a 75% chance of getting it! Now, what’s holding you back. If you knew you had a 75% chance of winning 10% of your salary, wouldn’t you enter the contest? Then why aren’t you entering your career with the same “taking chances” mentality? You are the only thing standing in your way!


About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."