Dear Young Professional,
Please come, take a seat and have this drink. Now let's look at the trajectory of your career. The line is straight & not moving up. We need to change that. To achieve growth, you must do things differently.
Now finish your drink while we draw a plan.
1. Go Beyond Paper
Your manager gave you a Job Description (JD) and that has been your bible? That has been your guide? That's great, but abiding solely by it won't help.
You need to:
- Go beyond that JD
- Be solution oriented on every task around you.
**Don't rush the drink
2. Level Up Your Qualification
When you got your job, you had a degree. But afterwards you've relaxed. That is another reason that line isn't moving.
- Learn! Learn! Learn new skills as related to your field.
- Get a certification if you can't further your education.
3. Find A Career Guide
You see that line we are trying to push up? Many have pivoted way higher than that before now. Why am I saying this? A wise man once said, 'He who finds a mentor finds a leader who can guide their path'. Find a mentor in your field & stop spilling drink
4. Document Achievements
When you go above & beyond to achieve something great outside your JD, write it down & save it in the bank. Compile all of them, pull out the sack on the day of your Performance Appraisal & give detailed analytical breakdown of how you have added value.
5. Ask For More.
Ask and ye shall receive. Have you thought of adding more responsibilities to what you presently do? Asides from it being a psychological approach to leaders, it also shows that this egg is ready to hatch. The child is ready for grow. The line ready to move.
I'd stop here for today.
Finish your drink and return the seat. We'd talk about the points in details when next you are around.
And by the way, drinks on you when next you come.
All the best.