If you’re looking to advance your career (who isn’t?), these 6 tips will help you clarify where you’re going as well as how to get there.
Today’s post is by Alex Jones of DeVry University.
Advancing your career is something that you should always be thinking about. If you aren’t working to advance your career, you may fall behind. No matter what sort of situation you’re in, even if you’re comfortable in your current job, you should keep your mind open to opportunities and ways you can move forward.
One of the most important things to remember about your career, especially career advancement, is that the only person working on your career is you. What this means is that if you want to move in a new direction or to move up within your current field, you need to take responsibility and action in order to make it happen.
While showcasing hard work and proving yourself as a valuable asset at work is a great way to earn a promotion and advance your career within your current company, oftentimes people need to look outside their current job to further their career. If you are looking to advance outside your current job or want to make a larger career change, there is more that you can do than put in extra effort.
Check out this list of tips to help you advance your career or to make a career change:
This may be the most important aspect of making a career move or advancing your career. Without goals to guide you, it’s hard to know what direction you’re going to move toward. Sit down and make a list of what you want, whether it’s a type of work, raise in salary, new title, amount of responsibility or other traits you want in a job. If you know what you want for your career, it will make the steps necessary to get there clearer, which will make reaching your goal(s) easier.
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