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.