Based on your answers, it looks like you should develop some new skills. You’ve done great so far in your career, but now it’s time to take it to the next level. From public speaking to writing code, there are thousands of new skills you could develop. Use the checklist below to help you navigate these next steps in your career and focus on the skills that matter most.

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 DIVE RIGHT IN

Try Something New For 30 Days

"Think about something you've always wanted to add to your life, and try it for the next 30 days. If you really want something badly enough, you can do anything for 30 days." In this TED Talk, Google's Matt Cutts explains how he wrote a novel in just 30 days.

13 Valuable Skills You Can Teach Yourself for Free

The internet is an amazing place -- there are loads of skills you can teach yourself without drowning in student debt or bothering a coworker. This post lists 13 different skills you can teach yourself for free, from learning how to negotiate to learning how to code.

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Check out the HubSpot Academy

Prepare yourself to excel at your job and refine your resume with an impressive certification. Learn more about how this free online course can impact your job search with an Inbound Certification.

11 Helpful Resources for Improving Your Business Skills

To business school, or not to business school? That is the question. Whichever you choose, this list of resources will help you hone your business skills, from people management and public speaking to accounting and finance.

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 DO SOMETHING THAT SCARES YOU

12 Uncomfortable Things That Will Make You More Successful

Sometimes the things that are hardest to learn can be the most beneficial for your career. This post shares a long list of uncomfortable things you're going to have to face in your career that will make you stronger.

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9 Agonizing Business Skills You Need to Grit Your Teeth and Learn

I know, I know. It's hard. Or it's boring. Or it's scary. But that can be a good thing! Seriously, suck it up and learn these nine important business skills. Knowing them will actually come in handy in your career.

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 TAKE ON MORE RESPONSIBILITY

Doing Work That Matters

If you’re not sure how to grow your career by developing hard skills, try developing a softer skill like taking on more responsibility. As Seth Godin says in his INBOUND keynote speech, “Nobody’s giving you more authority anytime soon. But there’s something else that’s available, and you can take it anytime you want. And that is responsibility.”

How Promotions Really Work

Developing skills and taking on more responsibility is one of the main bullets listed in this no-nonsense guide to progressing in your career. This post also explains how promotions don't work, and when you should have a conversation with your manager about your progression.

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Unconventional Ways to Get Ahead

Promotions and pay raises aren't the only ways to get ahead. Career growth means something different for everyone, depending on an individual's goals and interests. This post shares some unconventional ways for you to grow in your career.

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In the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have is the ability to take on responsibility.

Michael Korda

Editor-in-Chief

Simon & Schuster

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 BECOME A BETTER COMMUNICATOR

33 Little Ways to Improve Your Nonverbal Communication Skills

Whether you realize it or not, your posture, your mannerisms, even how close you stand to someone can communicate something to the people around you. Learn how to master nonverbal communication with this infographic from Ethos3.

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How to Become a Better Public Speaker

“I knew that as I continued on this career trajectory of mine, speaking in front of people would become par for the course. One slight hiccup: Public speaking didn’t come naturally to me -- and it showed.” Discover why HubSpot CMO, Kipp Bodnar, turned to improv classes to hone his public speaking skills and become more confident.

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The Key to Non-Awkward, Effective In-Person Networking

Did you know that 70% of jobs are found through personal relationships? This could be the key to your next career move. Learn how to navigate those uncomfortable face-to-face networking situations so you can dive right into relationship-building conversations.

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How to Become More Emotionally Intelligent

Someone who has high emotional intelligence is able to recognize and monitor their own and others' feelings and emotions, to engage with and navigate them, and then to use that emotional information to guide their own thinking and action. Developing this skill will help you uncover the emotional pieces that are missing from what a person actually says out loud so you can use that information in an effective way.

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 FOCUS ON THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILLS

Develop the Skills Necessary to Get the Job

If you have your eye on a specific job, make sure you're prioritizing the skills required to get there. The Marketing Skills Handbook from LinkedIn and HubSpot shares data on the most highly sought after skills in marketing right now.

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How to Prioritize Your Skills

Just as you would prioritize your to-do list, it's also important to prioritize your learning. If you want to grow in your career, you'll need to focus on the skills that matter most. This post will help you understand which skills will have the most immediate impact on your career.

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How One Entrepreneur Built a Six-Figure Tech Company Without Knowing a Line of Code

Sometimes it's better to hire an expert. Hear Mike Wilner speak about how he built his tech startup without knowing how to code.

 
 
 
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 STAY IN THE KNOW

20 Essential Books, Podcasts, TED Talks & Blog Posts for Every Stage of Your Career

How often do you hear the phrase, "Oh, you have to check out that blog post/podcast/book/TED Talk. It's the best!" Here, you can find a list of stuff listen to, read, and watch to grow your career at any level.

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22 Phenomenal TED Talks You Need to Watch

TED Talks can be incredibly inspiring, but they can also help you develop a new skill, learn about a new concept, or stay current on today's best practices for your industry. This list of 22 awesome TED Talks is sure to inspire you and keep you sharp.

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Attend a Marketing/Agency Conference

Here are the top 20 must-attend conferences in 2016 for marketing and agency professionals.

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Attend a Sales Conference

Here are the top 12 conferences sales professionals should attend in 2016.

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NEVER STOP LEARNING

Check out these suggested books if you want to get a leg up on developing and expanding your skillset.

Maximize Your Potential

by Jocelyn K. Glei - Skill development is a lifelong journey. This book will show you how to tap into your true potential and build new skills.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

by Stephen R. Covey - These powerful lessons in personal change have transformed the lives of millions of people of all ages and occupations.

Linchpin

By Seth Godin - Linchpins may not be famous, but they're indispensable. Learn how to become an essential building block within your organization.

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