Most workers don’t want to remain in the same type of position for the duration of their careers. What steps should you be taking to continue the forward, and upward, momentum of your career? Here are a few tips for moving up the ladder.
- Create a clear career path. Before you do anything else it is important to determine your career path. This doesn’t mean you can’t deviate from the plan at all, but success can hinge on the ability to stick to something for a while. Before you can know how to get from Point A to Point C you need to know what your Point C is. Make a list of all the things you know how to do, and another list of all the things you want to do. This can get you started with creating an action plan.
- Do the work. Don’t cut corners or think you can get by with “winging it.” Career development takes dedication and hard work. If you need to attend classes to get the most out of your experience moving forward, then take the classes. If you need to take a job to learn some basic skills before you can move on to something else, give yourself a time period for employment and learn everything you can.
- Focus on networking. As the old saying goes, it isn’t always what you know but who you know. The best way to advance your career is to get to know others in your industry. You never know who you can meet or what kind of opportunity they can provide for the future. Attend industry events and talk to people about your experiences and careers. This is good practice to develop face to face skills.
- Seek out a mentor. Choose a mentor who has done what you’re looking to do. This person can be a sounding board. They can also help you learn from their mistakes. They can show you the ropes and help you get to the next level. Choose mentors based on what they have done with their careers and how you feel they can benefit you moving forward.
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