Career Advice for Reaching the Corner Office: Be Willing to Do More Than What is Asked And Respect Yourself.

Tara Park, Chief Administrative Officer of BNY Mellon's Human Resources Department, with Top 5 Career Tips
Mar 27, 2014 10:00 AM ET
Tara Park, Chief Administrative Officer of BNY Mellon's Human Resources Department.

If you had 5 minutes with an inspirational woman leader what could you find out?

Throughout March, BNY Mellon's virtual mentoring series explores the career insights and candid perspectives of executives who have reached the corner office. These dedicated leader-coaches share many common traits and values, reflecting how BNY Mellon has become the Investments Company for the World.

Tara Park, chief administrative officer of the human resources department at BNY Mellon, shares five career tips for those who are just getting started on the path to the corner office, as well as those who are well on their way:

  1. Always be willing to do more than what is asked of you.
  2. Emulate behaviors of those people you respect.
  3. Respect yourself.
  4. Keep learning; and be confident that you do know what you're doing.
  5. Figure out what you are passionate about and ensure you stay involved in those activities — whether they are part of your job or not, and whether you have time for them or not. Make time for the things that matter most to you.

Tara Park is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Human Resources Department at BNY Mellon. She holds a History degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and has been with the company since January of 1991. Tara has held numerous leadership roles within the company’s Human Resources Department throughout her 21-year career including Compensation Analyst, Compensation Consultant, Business Analyst, HR Business Partner supporting IT, Manager of Recruitment, Talent Strategy Project Manager, and Manager of Talent Strategy.