Having a career plan in place will guide you when it comes to making decisions. Your career plan requires you to have a vision and mission in place. It can determine and shape your career process. Setting and having a clear understanding of what your objectives are is critical.
In most cases one must become a life-long learner, gaining knowledge and developing skills is essential to becoming a true value adder. Creating a personal growth plan and executing that plan is of utmost importance.
1. Outline and Manage Your Personal Brand
How you choose to manage your personal brand will influence your daily leadership decisions and career management plans. How others perceive you doesn't always match up with how you perceive yourself. And if you want to stand out in the crowd, you must take control of the branding process. Personal brand management is about making sure that your leadership talent aligns with the marketplace. If they don't go hand in hand with one another, then you have some work to do.
Some of the questions you need to ask yourself:
- What makes you different?
- Do you add value?
- How are you reinventing yourself?
- How are you improving your skills?
- Are you taking any steps to position yourself as a visible brand?
2. Prioritize Relationships
Your life, career, and business is all about building relationships with others. Go out and meet people in your business circle who can show you the ropes and open doors for you. Make building a strong, diverse, and lasting network of relationships a priority in your work and personal life.
3. Update Your Skills
Mastering a new skill will make you more viable and open up diverse opportunities from different industries for you. Even if you are in a management position, the ladder of success doesn't end there.
Regardless of age, background or gender, never pass up chances to learn and grow more as a person and as a worker; part of career planning is continuously going above and beyond acceptance of training opportunities to finding new ones that will help boost or further your career. Keep learning!
4. Ask and Share Feedback
Without feedback, we wouldn't know what our faults are. So by getting feedback, you can improve and get better. If you're not getting feedback, ask for it. If you're getting feedback, use it to change and improve for the better.
Take the time to think what it is that you want to achieve in your career, but don't wait too long. Planning your career can be very beneficial to you, you will have a more clear vision what it is you need to do to get you to where you want to be and it can also help you prepare for what lies ahead in your career.
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