We spend more time during our life working than just about any other activity. Many professional people are keen to get to get on in their career but struggle to make the progress they would like.
So what are 7 things you could do to progress your career straight away?
Make It A Priority
Anyone can talk about wanting more success in their career but like anything worth having it requires an investment of time and energy. If career progress matters to you make it a priority.
Before you can embark on any kind of career progress you need to get clear about what you want in both the long, medium and short term. The clearer you are the easier it is going to be to make progress quicker.
Speak To Your Boss
People often wrongly assume that the only way to progress your career is to move on to a new job. Sometimes you can get a secondment or involved in a project to broaden your experience. On the other hand you will never get this unless you are willing to ask.
Do Your Own Self Assessment
Sit down and do an honest assessment of what you do really well and what are your weaker areas. Chances are your strengths will far outweigh your weaknesses.
Get Some Feedback
Others can often see qualities and attributes we don’t see ourselves. Asking a group of people for feedback is the fastest way to get these insights.
Create a CV or Resume That Markets You Well
At the end of the day your CV or Resume is your personal marketing document. How good a job is your document doing in effectively marketing you?
Use All The Job Search Options
Up until a few years ago the options around job search were quite limited. These days there are so many options at your disposal yet many people fail to utilise them.
Take A Long Term View
A career is more of a marathon and less like a sprint. Make decisions with the long term in mind. Remember too that the more senior you are the longer it is going to take to find the right opportunities as there are fewer opportunities around.
Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps professional people to climb the career ladder and achieve the career success and rewards they desire. He invites you to sign up for his free audio masterclass at https://www.goalsandachievements.co.uk/careers-main.html
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.