Posted on 28th February 2017 at 12:45
At EVOLUTION, we can guide you on your career but action starts with you. Here are some frank, honest tips. If you consider them openly and give them the time they deserve, you’ll get closer to answers about the future you want.
First and foremost, accept that it is in your interests to regularly invest time, and reflect, on where you are with your life and your career. It is time that will pay dividends throughout your working life.
Can you say "I'm so proud to be working at X"? If you enjoy your job, you're fortunate. If you don't, be honest and act. See a respectable recruiter, engage a coach, research through LinkedIn and job sites, update your CV and put yourself out there. Or talk to the right people internally. Don't wait.
Review your job every 6 months - is it evolving? Are you evolving? If so, that's great. If not, talk to your boss sincerely.
Accept that it is your career, not anybody else's. In reality, this means it is up to you to develop your career.
Know your market worth before discussing salary increases. Research is key.
Talk to peers in similar roles at other companies. Ask yourself if you're developing at a similar pace or is someone missing out. Don't let it be you.
Understand your own personal version of success. What does it look like? What does it feel like?
Observe. See what it going on around your work place. What are more senior employees doing? Who is developing their career? How?
Be suitably friendly with your peers but also your managers, leaders or partners. Make sure they know who you are and what you are capable of.
Know yourself. Be true to yourself about what your role is and if you don't like it, change it; change your career if necessary as you'll be working for many years.
Senior professionals often feel they have hit a glass ceiling. It is imperative to regularly assess your professional progress and strategic career development as it impacts on your personal responsibilities and aspirations. Do they all lead to the life you want or do you need some change?
Treat everyone at work with respect.
Always show appreciation. As a leader, partner or manager with a team, morale can be greatly improved with simple, small acts of regard.
Network. Networking is essential for professional individuals and businesses. Make it relevant and ensure you come away with a new learning.
If you would like to discuss your career and its impact on your future, contact us LINK? for a no obligation consultation.
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