Top 5 Ways to Create the Right Career Opportunity
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Aristotle said that ‘There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.’
Very often we find ourselves unable to move forward because we are paralyzed by self-doubt and
fear. At the beginning of your career and throughout it, you need to become accustomed to
identifying and creating opportunities. Please do not expect to sit on your hands and for
opportunities to come to you. Of course that may happen from time to time but it will be rare. Set
yourself up to push forward and it will be rewarding personally and also from a career perspective.
Perhaps you have not had your first role yet, but I promise you that throughout your career you will
notice fellow colleagues who have been at the company for many years and constantly grumble
about not being promoted, or not receiving a pay rise. Take a look at them in detail, their
behaviours, characteristics, and even how management interact with them. Very often these people
want the opportunity to come to them, for the company to manage their career. This is unrealistic;
take control of your own career and create your own opportunities. Set yourself apart from those
who never create opportunities and therefore do not have any.
Here are our top 5 ways to create career opportunities:
1. Be your own brand ambassador
Be thoughtful about how you want to present yourself and what you have to offer. Creating
a brand for yourself could open up many opportunities.
2. Use social media
Get yourself out there and promote yourself on LinkedIn, Facebook, and twitter. If you have
something interesting to say, consider writing a blog.
3. Find a mentor
There are many people who have been successful in their careers who want to pass that
success forward. Consider finding yourself a mentor who can help you to open up various
4. Keep learning
Consider online seminars, training courses, workshops, and professional qualifications.
Social media is a good way to network, but also consider various alumni groups you may be
part of, and conferences and industry breakfasts you could attend. Building a good network
up will undoubtedly create career opportunities.
Nobody said it was going to be easy to create career opportunities, but it you want to be successful,
you need to be able to do it! Hopefully the ideas above will provide you with a good foundation to
start from. Stay tuned for our exciting new reveal coming up in October!