Find Your Advocates – Align yourself with someone that supports you and work hand in hand with them day to day
Brigid Moriarty, President & General Manager Major Projects, Tetra Tech Coffey remarked ‘Gravitate towards like-minded people. Their support has been the foundation of my progression. I cannot speak highly enough for the technically brilliant people we have in our company and how that has supported my career and how that will support everyone else’s careers.’
Amy expanded on this thinking, ‘People know when you’re passionate about things and they often lean in alongside you and lean in to get involved and support you, so absolutely remember your purpose and your focus. Scan that environment to see who is around and who you can connect with – look at LinkedIn for industry people to see what people are doing and reach out to them, ask to meet for a coffee to understand what pathways they have followed, how their career path has been navigated, where are the twists and turns, knowing that none of us have a linear path often.
‘Vision out what you’d like your CV to look like in 5, 10, 15 years – what would it say, what roles would be on there, and start to think about what steps to take to build along that way.
‘Surround yourself with people with a growth mindset and leverage the fact that we work in a truly global company and our network is extensive.
‘Make sure you’ve got your personal network around you – to cheer you on through every setback, every promotion, always celebrating you as a human and bring some different perspectives to your work. We all need that sense of connection and support, you often learn pretty quickly what you need to have in place to help you succeed and follow those pathways, different things work for you at different times, particularly if you have children.’