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    Where are my Young Professionals? Please come, let us look at your career path together. How we can add momentum and find a balance. Truth is, things must be done differently to achieve growth.

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    1. Go Beyond What is on Paper

    Yes, you have been given a Job Description (JD) which has been your bible. It's been your only guide? That's great, but abiding solely by it won't change anything.

    You need to:

    -Go beyond that JD.
    -Be solution oriented on every task around you.

    2. Level Up Your Qualification

    When you got your job, you had a degree. But afterwards you've relaxed. That is another reason you aren't gathering momentum.

    - Learn! Learn! Learn new skills as related to your field.
    - Get a certification if you can't further your education.

    3. Find A Career Path Guide

    You see that path and momentum you are trying to gather? Many have passed through that same route 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.

    4. Document Your Achievements

    When you go above & beyond to achieve something great outside your JD, write it down & save it in the bank. Compile all of it, pull out the sack on the day of your Performance Appraisal & give detailed analytical breakdown of how you added value.

    5. Ask For More

    "Ask & 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 this egg is ready to hatch. The child is ready to grow. The momentum wants to gather.

    6. Join a group related to your field

    You know that someone in your:

    -Network
    -Clique
    -Association
    -Group
    -Cabal
    -Club
    -Society

    will readily refer you for a job before an outsider does? This can also affect your career in a positive way.

    I'd stop here for today. We'd talk about the points in details when next you are around.

    All the best.

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    Updated on 10:52-am June 16,2020


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