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.
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.
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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:
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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