Want To Successfully Move Your Career Forward?
No matter which industry you find yourself working in, one thing likely remains true: you’re always looking for ways to move upward and onward in your career. Especially since the world moves so fast these days and you never know what kind of opportunities lie right around the corner. Consistently striving for success is a great way to remain fulfilled and motivated, but challenges along the way can leave even the best workers discouraged.
In the world of work today, each of us should consider employment like running our own business…”You.inc”. As technology continues to disrupt the status quo, job security is virtually all but gone. However, you can keep yourself on-track to reach your goals by investing in yourself and following a few career-building tips, no matter where, or how, you work!
Maintain A Positive Attitude
The right attitude can make a huge difference; if you go into your job every day with a negative outlook, it’s going to be difficult to perform at your best. Remain as optimistic as possible and focus on excelling in your area of responsibility. When you achieve results in your own area, you’ll build self-confidence and improve your professional reputation which will ultimately help maintain a positive attitude.
Help Out Fellow Co-Workers
When attempting to advance your career, don’t get so focused on yourself that you ignore helping others. Being kind and helpful to your coworkers will not only keep you humble but will likely be recognized by superiors. Strong teamwork is a common ingredient to success. Supervisors and managers look for team players when they scope out workers for promotions, so be sure to keep this in mind.
Take on New Projects
You’ll never realize your full potential by staying “safe” in your comfort zone. Take the initiative to work on new projects, resist the urge to say “no” to an opportunity because of uncertainty or fear. Sometimes, the biggest successes in our lives begin with taking risks and trying new things. At the very least, you’ll gain new knowledge and experience that adds to your value.
Be Open-Minded to Learning
Be open-minded and eager to learn new things. Don’t hesitate to ask supervisors and managers to show you how to complete new tasks — and always look for ways to better yourself even outside the workplace. Taking classes or attending workshops related to your industry on your own time is easier than ever before. There’s an abundance of resources for affordable training such as:
- Lynda.com (subscription service)
- LinkedIn (as part of a premium profile)
- Coursera.org (online college courses)
Some of the costs associated with the classes or workshops you want to participate in may be covered by your employer. Check with your manager to see if they’ll cover the costs. After all, skilled employees tend to deliver better results.
These are just a few ideas for ensuring success and upward advancement in your career. Whatever your goals may be, following these actionable tips will help you get there faster. What advice has worked best for you?