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What it takes to advance to a content leadership role

What’s next? That’s a question UX writers and content designers start to ponder after a few years on the job. How do you know when you’re ready to make a move? And more importantly, how do you show your manager that you’ve earned a promotion?

We’ll explore actionable steps you can take to position yourself for a promotion, as well as the very first thing you should do. We’ll talk about the difference between mentors and sponsors, and why you should seek out both. And we’ll discuss the mindset shift that can help you move from individual contributor to leader.

This session will cover:

  • What to do first when seeking a promotion
  • What it takes develop a leadership mindset
  • Why people management isn’t the only path to advancement
  • How to find allies who will lift you up
  • How to overcome the biggest challenge of leaving an IC role behind
Alexa Apallas
Alexa Apallas

Lead Content Strategist, PayPal

What it takes to advance to a content leadership role

What’s next? That’s a question UX writers and content designers start to ponder after a few years on the job. How do you know when you’re ready to make a move? And more importantly, how do you show your manager that you’ve earned a promotion?

We’ll explore actionable steps you can take to position yourself for a promotion, as well as the very first thing you should do. We’ll talk about the difference between mentors and sponsors, and why you should seek out both. And we’ll discuss the mindset shift that can help you move from individual contributor to leader.

This session will cover:

  • What to do first when seeking a promotion
  • What it takes develop a leadership mindset
  • Why people management isn’t the only path to advancement
  • How to find allies who will lift you up
  • How to overcome the biggest challenge of leaving an IC role behind
Alexa Apallas
Alexa Apallas

Lead Content Strategist, PayPal

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