Is your job simply a way to earn a living? If you go to work each day feeling uninspired and unmotivated, it’s time to make a change! A significant portion of your life if spent at work, (not to mention the time spent responding to after-hours emails, completing assignments that were brought home and commuting to and from the office) so it’s important to have a job that you truly enjoy.
3 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Career Advancement
While it might seem easier to make excuses than to start improving your situation, why live that way? It will become draining, if it hasn’t already. Take the initiative to start advancing your career with your current company or begin looking for a new job. Use the following three tips to find career satisfaction!
1. Sharpen Your Skills
If lacking a certain skill is holding you back from getting the job you want, take the initiative to master it! Enroll in a training program to fill any gaps you need to succeed. If you need a little more experience to put on your resume, consider volunteering in a role that provides you with the opportunity to learn or use particular skills of interest.
2. Find a Mentor
It can be difficult to advance in your career when your unsure of the next steps to take. A little guidance from someone who’s been there can go a long way. Ask a professional you admire to serve as your mentor. Work with them to chart potential paths to take in order to get to your dream job. Once you have a better idea about your end goals and what you will need to do, create a plan and stick to it!
3. Establish Yourself as an Expert
Many companies use social recruiting ─ searching sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter ─ to find eligible candidates for their open positions. Take advantage of this technique by establishing yourself as an industry expert. Post articles relevant to your desired field, connect with other thought leaders and share your opinions on the latest trends. Before long you’ll have an impressive following that values your opinion ─ which is bound to get you noticed by all the right people!
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