Your manager is not responsible for your career. you They are responsible for your output. So waiting until the annual review time to identify your goals and achievements is not the best idea.
Here are 10 things you can do today to improve your career.
What can you do to improve your career?
- Set small goals
- Stretch yourself
- Get feedback
- Manage your work
- Be curious about your industry
- Read on
- Get a mentor
- Get a protégé
How can you grow your career fast?
If you want to advance your career faster, you need to do the “day job”. This means you have to work a little on your career every day. Make career growth and development a daily habit and you will advance your career faster than ever before.
Start growing your career today by doing the following…
1. Set small goals regularly
When it comes to annual reviews, there is a lot of focus on goals for the year. A year is a long time—too long, in fact—to set live. Achievable goals. Therefore, it is wise to set small goals throughout the year.
Think about your daily work. What can you do to enhance that work? are there Skills you can learn Need help moving forward? Give this some thought and then make a list of goals related to these topics. Then, once you’ve set goals, give yourself a deadline to learn these things.
When you are out of time, grade yourself. Seriously. It works. did you do this did you do well Ask someone else how they would score or grade you on these new skills. Then rinse and repeat.
2. Stretch yourself
The wisest of us would say that success is outside of our comfort zone. So it goes without saying that you should stretch beyond your area of expertise.
Do something that scares you. Don’t like public speaking? Start signing up at work or for presentations Networking events. Are you intimidated by putting your industry ideas out there? Ask someone for an opportunity to guest post.
Whatever Collivobles gives you, sign up for it—today.
3. Get feedback
While self-assessment is important, it is also important Get feedback. And it’s important to get feedback all the time.
For example, at the end of every meeting I lead, I ask the following questions:
- “What really worked for you?”
- “But what would be better?”
You can learn a lot from these two questions. These two questions can tell you a lot about your work product and performance. Give it a try and see what you learn.
4. Organize your work
Do you have any idea how many amazing things you’ve done this year? Probably not, because you’re curating nowhere to revisit that great work.
There are countless places for you to store this work in the cloud. When you’ve got a great portfolio of work you’ve produced and are proud of, it looks like this Writing your resume As you go.
It’s also easy to share with your manager during a review. You’ll be ready to wow them when you have visual proof of your awesomeness.
5. Be curious about your industry
Spend time each week studying your industry or company. study Your industry And company as you are tested on them. Ask questions of people in your space. Ask questions of your manager and co-workers. Ask your company’s customers how they feel.
Develop thoughtful insights about the industry and your company. And don’t be shy about sharing those insights.
6. Read on
Spend time reading blogs big and small. Spend time reading books related to your profession. Read business books that expand your thinking.
At the end of the day: read on!
Can read new things Start conversations New ways and different work and life hacks can make life a little smoother when you’re networking and building your own career.
7. Network brilliantly
Never, ever, send a standard LinkedIn invite. Never. We cannot stress this enough. Personalize the message and tell the recipient what you have in common and how you want to help them. If you don’t know someone, ask someone in your network An introduction.
Excellent networking Leaving a positive impression. And it’s not just LinkedIn. Attend industry events and local events and meet as many people as you can. It also helps to be curious about your industry.
8. Get a mentor
Mentors are great resources For all these elements. Need feedback? Ask your teacher. Bounce off industry or company insights? Looking for ways to stretch? Teacher!
9. Get a protégé
Conversely, a good protégé can also be an excellent source of learning. A protégé can break some of your patterns. They expose you to new ideas and can give you new ways of solving problems and looking at things.
10. ABL (Always Listening)
Even if you’re really happy in your current role, it never hurts to listen to other opportunities and make connections with new people in the industry. In fact, that’s what you need to do if you want to grow and improve your career.
Always be open to new opportunities and New connections With people, it’s great when you’re recognized as well!
Improve your career today by following the tips above! Remember: if you want to win, you have to work every day.
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This article was originally published on an earlier date.
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