Trying to advance your career can feel like a challenge, but it doesn’t always have to be like this. In some cases, there are things that you can implement right now that will put you in a position to take your career one step further.
If you are wondering what these things are, you’re in the right place because we’re reviewing three of them in this post! Keep reading if you want to find out some of our helpful tips on how to progress your career.
standout & make connections
Have you ever heard the phrase it’s not what you know, it’s who you know?
People who know people will always have an advantage. Why? Because connections matter and people will help, advocate, or vouch for you when opportunity or advancement presents itself. In the workplace, get acquainted with people in positions that you aspire to. Cultivate real connections so that it doesn’t seem like your efforts are motive based. Authentic relationships always go the furthest.
work your butt off
The most important thing that you can do when it comes to taking your career to the next level is to as hard as you can. You need to earn your recognition. This doesn’t mean that you have to live at work; it simply means that when you’re there, be the person that’s the most focused… the one that puts in the most effort. Trust us, people will notice!
Sometimes work experience isn’t enough to get you where you want to go with your career. We’re not saying that you need to return to college for another degree or that you need to invest in a lot of money. Instead, focus on gaining new skills, learning new programs, or getting certified in specialty areas.
For example, if you’re a nurse and you want to specialize in a specific area, you may want to consider obtaining an FNP certificate to aid you on your journey. Or, if you are a teacher of a subject, getting a specialist certification or a masters degree is always going to be beneficial – both for career advancement and compensation.