No matter what your professional goals and
visions are, we are all dreaming of success and wanting more. We all aspire to
climb to the top of our respective professions but from time to time, we come
up against a roadblock. Your climb to the top has little to do with luck, as
there are key actions and behaviours that continually pave the way for greater
success and expansion.
Stay in control of your own
The job marketplace has changed dramatically in the
past decade. Don’t make the mistake of placing the fate of your career in the
hands of your company or boss waiting dutifully for the opportunity to grow or
advance your career. You can waste years being bored and frustrated; rather
create your own path. While different career
strategies work for different people at different times you shouldn’t give
control over to anybody hoping they will help you succeed.
Think about what you want to achieve in
your professional life and work out strategies to achieve it, whether that be
by yourselves, with an open minded boss or a career coach.
Understand how much your time is
worth–and don’t give away control of it too easily
At any stage of your career you have a value, a value that is predicated on
your knowledge and your experience, your skills and your know-how. We’re in a
skills economy, where what you can do for your employer is more important in
many fields than what degree you have or how many years you logged in the workplace.
If your company expects you to work 12-hour
days, make sure they are paying you for all 12. All work and no play can have a
huge impact on your personal live and often times can lead to the divorce court
or hospitalisation, fast! Remember – investing
time in your family, relaxation, and social life is valuable too, and in
the long-term, spending time with your family is worth far more than involving
yourself in day-to-day detail at work.
Pay close attention to who is running
Great leaders will mentor you and will be a loyal source of employment long
after you’ve left. People tend to make decisions on what companies to work for
based on the amount of flexi time, unlimited meals, company massages, game
rooms and team outings they will have. In the end however, it’s more important
to look at the people
you are going to work for as they will play a major role in your career
during your time with the company.
Also observe whether the big bosses have
similar lifestyles to the one you want for yourself now–and in five or 10 years,
if you stay that long.
If you want some assistance in steering
your career on the path of success, we can help. Communicate Recruitment has a
number of exciting new career opportunities which includes Finance jobs, IT
jobs, Engineering jobs, Supply Chain jobs and Freight jobs. Visit our website
and apply today!
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