Staying in one place in your career can get tiresome. Growing, gaining more skills, and learning helps to improve job satisfaction, motivation, and passion. If you’re at a point where you’re looking for the next step but aren’t sure how, check out these links with great advice on how to get ahead in your career!
One of the best ways to get ahead in your career is continuous learning, which includes asking questions! There’s nothing more beneficial than direct feedback from your manager when it comes to development. You may think you know all about your work techniques and attitude, but it’s always a good idea to see how you’re perceived by others. Forbes has three questions you should ask the people you work closely with and how you can improve based on their feedback.
This article pertains to anyone, not just individuals working in the technology world. Soft skills are what set ourselves apart from other candidates out there. According to a recent survey, 94% of people believe “an employee with stronger soft skills has a better chance of being promoted.” This is significant! Find out how to use your soft skills to your advantage and how you should be showing them off to hiring managers thanks to the Entrepreneur.
A mentor could be a great open door to furthering your career and getting advice for taking the proper steps. That sounds nice, but who should you be asking and what are you supposed to say when you do? And what happens if they say no? Well, find out how to find your perfect mentor in this article!
There has been a lot of talk surrounding “Sleepwalking”, but not the kind you’d typically think of. According to a recent Linkedin survey, more than 37% of professionals admit that they don’t have a good sense of where their career is going. Losing control of your career can cause a ripple of negative effects, such as a lack of job satisfaction, irritability, and more. If you’re passionate about your career, the things you can achieve are incredible! Find out more about the new trend here.
Sometimes we’re looking for a change in our career, but we don’t want to leave our current company. Or maybe aren’t having the best of luck finding a job outside of the company. Whatever the situation may be, consider making a lateral move. If you’re unsure of how to start or are unsure it’s something for you, find out more about lateral career moves in this article from Yahoo! Finance.
Getting ahead at work or in your career doesn’t just happen overnight. It takes time and these nine skills from Smart Company to set yourself apart from others looking for a promotion. With a little assertiveness and learning new skills, you’ll be on your way up the corporate ladder!
Career growth is all about hard work and dedication. If you know what you want and where you want to go, you’ll take the proper steps to get there. “Sleepwalking” through your career is the opposite of what you should be doing! Get out there and make your career goals become reality. Find out how to plan for your future by reading this article.
Sometimes doubts or fears can get the best of us, especially when it comes to asking for help. You don’t want to make it look like you’re incapable or look like you are always asking for help to get work done for you. There are ways around these feelings and a way to ask for help in a way you’ll surely feel more comfortable with. Check out the best tips for asking for help from Glassdoor.
We hope these links have given you insight and inspiration when it’s time to make the next move in your career. There is no better time than now (especially while the unemployment rate is low!). We wish you the best in your career endeavors.