4 Tips That Will Help You Advance in Your Career

https://www.google.com/search?safe=active&site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1920&bih=934&q=advance+in+your+career&oq=advance+in+your+career&gs_l=img.3..0i24.1599.5997.0.6140.22.12.0.10.10.0.92.681.11.11.0....0...1ac.1.64.img..1.21.708.n_EIhYrKfFM#imgrc=x0TNLGkup57F2M%3AIt’s easy to get comfortable in a position where you do the same thing every day. You can master this one task and be the best at it. However, if you do not continue to challenge yourself, you could be limiting your career success. The key is to keep learning, growing, and acquiring new skills. Put your best foot forward and advance in your career with these 4 tips.

It starts with initiative. It all starts with you. This is your career, no one else’s. Whether you are working in the Technology field, the Marketing field, or even in Customer Service – your advancement, depends on YOU. Research the standard “norms” of advancement in your career and use this knowledge to draw a general timeline of where you are, and where you wish to be. Once you have a general idea, make a list of short-term and long-term goals.

Do the research yourself. Research top selling books, articles, blogs, or maybe even consider going back to school. It all starts with what you know . . . and how you continue to develop that knowledge. Employers want to see that you haven’t hit a wall. For some positions, you may have to go back to school – for others, it may be as simple as brushing up on your reading. If you find yourself looking at an old stack of dusty books 200+ pages, don’t cringe. Think about how it will help your future.

Analyze where you are. Do you work for a company that has an amazing growth program? Or is their really no advancement opportunity where you are at? These things matter! Take a look at your current position and review your company culture. Some organizations hire within. They take someone, mold them to fit their needs, and help them work up the company ladder.

If you look around your current company and see quite a few new faces, it may be time to start networking. You don’t want to limit yourself when it comes to your success. See what else is out there and speak with recruiters about available positions. Also, research websites such as LinkedIn, Indeed, and Careerbuilder to see what is available. If you have the experience, this would be a good opportunity to start looking at those dream positions and weighing your options.

Take action. If you are happy with your current company, and you are looking to stay and advance – start by simply asking. Schedule a meeting with your boss and ask about your future. Express you interest in taking on more responsibility at work, and talk about what it will take to advance.

Do you have any suggestions on how to advance in your career? Tell us about them by commenting below.       

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