If you are keen to try and move your career along as quickly as possible, there are a lot of things that you might want to bear in mind here. It is always possible to do this, but it can be the kind of thing that takes a lot of trouble, so it’s something that is worth looking into in some detail before you attempt to do it.
In this post, we are going to take you through some of the major things that you might want to consider before you try to advance your career. This should help you to do it faster and more efficiently, with greater all-round results:
At all times, you should be aiming to over-deliver in everything you are doing. This is a very simple thing to bear in mind, but it’s something that will undoubtedly make a considerable difference to how far ahead you are likely to get in your career. In particular, you need to over-deliver on whatever it is that your boss wants you to do. That is something that a lot of people forget about, and yet it is one of the most important and powerful steps you can take to improve your career. Make sure to do this from today onwards, and the results will be significant.
Everybody is usually keen to improve their efficiency at work, especially if they like the job and want to be better at it. But do you actually know how to do it? This is about much more than simply leaving those addictive and fun drifting games until the evening – you also need to have a systematic approach to being a much more efficient worker, day in and day out.
Setting yourself clear goals and schedules and sticking to them is a very good start here, as well as keeping track of how you actually spend your time, honestly.
Know Your Blueprint
You also need to know what your overall plans are, and in particular what you expect to achieve in your later career. The classic question about what you will be doing in five years’ time is really important here, and it’s something that you are going to want to think about if you are keen to make your career work out right and exactly how you want it to.
Know your blueprint for success inside out so you can recite it backwards in your sleep – and then you will be much more likely to gain in those specific ways.
Raise Others Up
Here is an important lesson in all of this: it’s not just about you. You also have a lot of people around you, and sometimes underneath you, who are just as important in all of this improvement work. So make a point of raising other people up as best as you can. It will help them, and it will help you in more ways than you might realise as well. It’s actually one of the best things you can do for yourself.
*Photos by Keren Levand