If you have regular one-on-ones with your manager (or if you are the manager), it can be easy to default to giving them boring status updates on your projects. Save yourself the time and bring up topics that will drive your career forward.
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Save more general updates for emails and group stand-ups. Instead, use that one-on-one time to bring up key topics like how you want your career to grow, skills or opportunities you're interested in developing and roadblocks you're struggling with.
Of course, not everyone has a great manager that is willing to talk about these things, but it is worthwhile to bring these topics up to make sure you're successful.
A Brief Guide to Better One-on-Ones [Help Scout]