With years of professional experience, it is normal for people to become quite comfortable with their ability to do their job, and quite confident in their own competencies.
Starting in a profession is always initially daunting indeed, due to this overwhelming feeling that there is so much that we do not know, and that there is so much that we need to learn.
It is unfortunately a finding that many Document Control professionals have come to make: our discipline is not well known and understood.
This leads to countless misunderstandings and misinterpretations of what the profession is about, what the role is about and what its focus should be.
Managing one’s own career is extremely important in order to get good job opportunities, increase salary or move to a new position.
However, very few people initially think actively about managing their career. And yet, it is one of the most powerful methods that one can use for career progression.
Although it seems like an obvious and clear career progression, being a team leader or a manager is very different from being a Document Controller (even a senior one). This article explains the steps to successfully move up to a Lead or Manager position.