By Morgan International Staff Writers
Climbing the career ladder is rarely achieved without great effort, whatever industry you are in - it’s very easy to lose motivation along the way. With this in mind, here are three tips to help you stay on track and realise your dreams.
· Know your long-term plan
You probably have an idea in mind about how you’ll develop your career, but without a specific and detailed long-term plan, it’s easy to veer away from your ultimate goal. If you decide where you want to be in five years for instance, you can work backwards to establish the practical steps needed.
Maybe you’ll identify in-house work opportunities or take part in training workshops, for example, that offer an insight into your dream role. But you should also research any external courses/qualifications that could help you attain your goal.
By writing down a plan of action, including these detailed steps, you’re more likely to succeed and achieve your aims, than if you work on a vague idea with no firm basis.
· Check your resumé and professional online profiles
Whenever you take steps towards your goal, however small, include them within your LinkedIn and other professional profiles – this will demonstrate your drive and dedication to existing and potential employers.
Regularly updating your professional profile is very important career-wise, and helps you gain exposure within your industry. Don’t forget to also amend your resumé, using any specific industry keywords that could help to get you noticed.
Many of us network online without even thinking about it, but when was the last time you attended a networking event in person? This face-to-face connection and casual conversation with others in your industry, is more memorable than a quick email or social media post.
It establishes your presence, allows you to articulate what you can offer, and conveys your aims, goals and wishes for the future. Personal branding is an important aspect of any career.
The phrase, “People do business with people” is a strong reminder of why you need to get out into your business community, and make an impression on influencers in the industry.
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