Making Big Steps Forward in Your Career
Most of us have to work for a living. But work can provide us with so much more than enough to pay the bills. Most of us have goals that progression in our careers can help us to achieve. Whether that’s being able to buy something, save and retire early or the status or purpose that comes hand in hand with certain positions or roles. Whatever you want from your job, chances are, you want to progress in it. But what big steps can you take to further your career? Here are a few suggestions that could help you along the way!
Know What You Want
The first step towards achieving your career goals is to know what you actually want to achieve. All too many people set themselves really vague targets, such as “earn more money”, “work less hours”, “retire early” or similar objectives. But you need to be smart with your goal setting. You need to be more specific. If you want to earn money, how much do you want to earn by what age? If you want to work less hours, at what age do you want to be financially stable enough to go part time? If you want to retire early, what age do you want to retire by? Make sure that your goals are realistic and achievable.
See What You Will Have to Do to Achieve Your Goals
Next, you need to consider what it’s going to take to actually achieve these goals. Nothing comes easy or is handed to you. You’re going to have to put a plan in place and stick to it, working hard to get to where you want to be. Will you need to head back to higher education or complete a training course? Do you need to work your way between one job and another to jump up the career ladder? Will staying in the same role and working your way up in-company work better for you?
You’re going to have confidence in yourself and display this confidence to make big steps in your workplace. Often, people end up in dead end positions or feeling stagnant in their roles because they don’t ask for further opportunities. Sometimes, you might need to go in and ask for your pay rise. You might have to ask for a promotion. STL can show you how to do this.
Stay On Track
It’s all good and well having a burst of ambition or energy and making big plans. But you need to stick to your plans. Monitor your progress. This will help you to see how you’re getting on and whether you’ve stuck to what you planned to do. You can account for issues or hurdles that have affected progress and find ways to get yourself back onto the path you planned to follow.
Hopefully, some of the suggestions above will help you when it comes to advancing your career. Each can make all the difference, so focus on it and incorporate it into your plans.
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