Some of the Most Valuable Tips to Boost Your Career Today25.10.2021
Now is a great time to think about what extra steps you can take in order to get that next promotion or propel your career forward.
It can seem impossible to make huge progress in a short amount of time. That’s why we love pursuing the small but significant achievements. As we all know, small wins are what propel us to bigger successes. Here are some ways to improve your career.
#1 Build your emotional intelligence
Nobody wants to be a whiner, crybaby or loser in their team… and if you have ever worked in a corporate environment you will know how hard office politics can be. First, you need to train your brain to adapt to the workplace. You must be able to communicate your successes and mistakes, work well under pressure and be a team player. Because of the diversity in your coworkers, teamwork is essential. Everybody has had a coworker who is irritable about everything and cries over the smallest things. Are you one of these people? Are you firm? Do you feel confident?
#2 Broaden your network
You can fall asleep if that’s what you want, but who you know is often the key to getting anywhere. This is the perfect time to meet top-ranking managers and department heads. Don’t be afraid of using holiday parties to network. In today’s world, anyone is just an email away.
Protip: If you don’t ask, the answer will always come back “No!”
#3 Help others
You can become an expert in your job and a valuable resource to your coworkers. Management notices when you are a resource for your peers. The sky is the only limit when you are noticed by management.
#4 Get feedback
You don’t know how well your performance is unless you ask someone. You can improve by actively seeking feedback!
#5 Set small but achievable goals and document them
People tend to forget about performance reviews until it’s due. By keeping track all your goals, no matter how small or large, you can write a concise and powerful self-evaluation. You can use small goals to set yourself and keep track of them as leverage to get a raise.
#6 Find a mentor
Experience is key to a strong, focused future. We don’t have the ability to know everything. This is where mentors are invaluable. Mentors are often brimming with wisdom and can offer invaluable insight and perspective about your career choices and path. If you just ask, most people will be happy to mentor you! So seek out.