Everyone wants to be successful, but working your way up the corporate ladder is not always easy. It’s extremely common for people to feel plateaued at their job. Here’s some advice on how to manage and advance your career!
Know your career goals. You need to know what you want in order to achieve it. Setting goals for yourself is a great way stay focused at work. You will always be working towards something and your boss will take notice of your hard work and determination.
Network. Networking will always be important, no matter where you are in your career path. You could potentially meet someone who can change your whole career, so put yourself out there! Join professional networks and seek out those who can help you. Practice your skills by applying for jobs and going on interviews, even when you have no intention of leaving your current job. This will also help you improve your professional presence.
Ask for feedback. Many people are too afraid of criticism. They don’t want to be embarrassed or hear that their work is subpar. However, if you seek out potentially negative feedback and constructive criticism, it will put you ahead of your coworkers. Asking for performance reviews or improvement tips shows your boss that you care about the work you do and help you improve at the same time. Trust us, your boss will remember this when it’s time to give out promotions!
Pursue an advanced degree. It is much easier to get promoted or make more money when you have a master’s or graduate degree on your resume. Employers are looking for experts in the field and an advanced degree makes you just that! You can take online classes while working, and some companies will even help pay for your education.
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