Dec, 2020

4 Steps to Take to Advance Your Career in 2021

4 Steps to Take to Advance Your Career in 2021The new year marks the start of new beginnings. As we turn the calendar to the first day of the year, we already look forward to the brand new things and surprises this year will unfold - career growth included. And why not? No one wants to get stuck in the same place in their career. We would love to grow and reach greater heights career wise. We look forward to achieving bigger goals and accomplishing bigger things.

 

The good news is, the key is in your hands! You have the power to shape your career and take it to the next level. It’s all a matter of taking actions! So if you want to advance your career this year, here are some of the actions you should start taking.

Be clear on the things that you want
If you want to start seeing progress in your career this year, one of the things you should start doing is being clear with what you want. It isn’t enough to wish for growth or career advancement. It’s important to be specific with the kind of growth you want. Be clear with your goals. Do you aim to get a promotion, or be assigned to a different department or be given the chance to take on a bigger project? Brainstorm what you want so you can determine which steps to take next.

Reflect
Doing a self-reflection comes along with working on advancing your career. Try to look back at how you did in the previous years career wise. Recall your accomplishments, as well as failures. What important lessons did you learn? - lessons you can take with you to help you in your professional journey?

Work on personal development
Career advancement is something that only happens when you put time and efforts into it. Career success requires constant learning and improving. Therefore, make sure to work on your personal development. Invest time in learning new skills and acquiring new knowledge. There are several options to choose from. You can attend workshops, enroll in online classes, actively participate in conferences related to your field, and a lot more!

Your willingness to learn can take you to places. It will also help you avoid stagnation, boredom and job burnout.

Step out of your comfort zone
If you want to grow your career, you should be brave enough to step out of your comfort zone. Do the things that scare you. Do the things you have not been comfortable doing. This is where growth starts.

Growth will not take place if you will always stick to what you’ve grown accustomed to. It will make you stagnant. It will not make you try new things. Stepping out of your comfort zone, on the other hand, may not be easy and comfortable. But it’s when learning and growth happens.
Ready to up your career this 2021? Go ahead and make it happen! Follow these tips to help you take your career to the next level!

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.