2017-06-22 by Reese
An Array Of Proven Job Tips For Career Success.
How do you get ahead in your career and professional life?
You spent months and weeks submitting applications and attending interviews. Finally, after a long search you’ve landed an enviable spot at a multinational corporation or maybe it is just an entry-level position as a junior manager. Either way, you might be wondering if there’s anything you can do to improve your prospects in your industry of choice. Well, here’s how.
a.)Roll up your sleeves and be ready to go the extra mile.
It is no secret that hard work always has it’s fruits. But as we both know the term ‘hard work’ is abstract and mostly overrated and misunderstood. Hard work doesn’t mean staying in the office for long hours even after your shift is over. It means exercising and mastering virtues that are hard to practice, e.g efficient time management, completing assignments on time, punctuality, professional courtesy, discipline, and accountability.
b.)Set definite career goals.
Where do you see yourself ten years from now? Will be stuck in the job or moved up the food chain and heading a reputable powerhouse? What are you doing to get there? Such are the questions that you ought to reflect upon every once in a while, just to make sure that your daily struggles to live a good life do not cloud your thinking or stagnate your progress. It doesn’t matter how low you’re in your current corporate chain, life has a way of opening doors for a person of purpose.
Did you know that the best time to advance your career is during your free or leisure time? Instead of viewing weekends as a time to laze around or going for drinks, take some time to read an informative journal or enroll in an extra-curricular class. Sunday afternoons, for instance, should be viewed as a time to plan for the week ahead. This means updating your calendar, dry cleaning your suits or even finishing up the previous week’s report.
Other smart tips.
a.)Make acquaintances and maintain a healthy working relationship with your superiors.
b.)Expand your professional network as much as your can.
c.)Once you land a prestigious position, don’t be quick to splurge your new salary on luxury items. Reinvest 50% of it in improving your skill set.
d.)Hire or approach a career coach who can dispense valuable professional advice to you every once in a while.
e.)Start planning for your retirement as soon as you land your first job.
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