Want to excel in your career? Make sure you follow these 10 tips
All of us definitely aspire and work towards being role model employees — and all of us want to excel at our jobs. However, being an expert in what you do is not enough to be a successful employee. A lot of other skills such as attitude, professionalism, team work etc. also define your success in your career.
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
All of us definitely aspire and work towards being role model employees — and all of us want to excel at our jobs. However, being an expert in what you do is not enough to be a successful employee. A lot of other skills such as attitude, professionalism, team work etc. also define your success in your career. The term ‘job security’ is almost non-existent in today’s fast-paced world. You need to be proactive and able to identify the right career. It does not just stop there. With turbulent economic conditions and other uncertainties, you have to be smart and put in place a career plan that will eventually lead you to success.
▪️ Here are some tips to excel in your career:
1. Know your goal & be focused:
Successful people are the ones who are happy with their jobs and have clarity on what they want from work. They identify their goals and chart out a plan to accomplish the goals.
2. Expand your knowledge and skills:
Professional life is different from college and yet, one has to be willing to learn continuously. ‘Up-skilling’ will be the key to success.
3. Be Confident:
One can never go wrong with confidence. It is the one factor that is quintessential to be successful and move forward in your career.
4. Willingly accept and ask for additional responsibilities
Your willingness to take up additional responsibilities shows your interest and desire to help your department and organization to succeed. This will increase your value in the organization, as it will help showcase your talents and skillset that are a value add to the organization.
5. have positive relationship with your manager:
For succeeding in your career, having a positive relationship with your manager or boss is very important. Catch up regularly with your boss and talk about your career path and development.
6. Act Professionally:
No matter what your job is, being professional in all situations is important. A thorough professional follows the rules and is courteous, friendly, and tactful. Do not engage in unnecessary office politics and gossip, which could even cost you your job.
7. Build your network & be popular:
To be successful, one should master the art of building strong relationships at work. Building a strong relationship doesn’t just mean friendship—it means building a bond of trust and respect.
8. Take Initiatives & create your own opportunities:
Being good at your job is important. What’s different with successful people is their drive to push the limits of their work.
9. Get a mentor:
It is always good to look for mentors who will support you in building and developing your career path. A mentor could help you build on your skills and expertise required to move to the next level.
10. Be yourself & express positive attitude:
The most important of all is to be your true self. Do your work with dedication, enjoy it and be passionate about it. Happiness is key to performing at your best of abilities at work.