We start this article with a quote from Thomas Jefferson
“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
Getting promotion and career progress have different meanings for people. It includes making more money, overcoming obstacles and being a higher level in your career. You are the only winner from this continuous development. You can ask for help from your manager and always look forward to your plans and goals because you’re the only winner. Which means also the loser if you do nothing. Career progress falls directly on you. You should start exploring yourself, your abilities, your inspirations and manage yourself in career progress.
1- Plan Your Career From The Start.
This will help you set goals on your future plans and help equal the duties between both work and family and enjoying your free time.
*For some help, you should answer these questions.
- Do you see any progress in the near future?
- How will your career progress in the next couple of years?
- Do you think that you’ll be happy in your current job and that you’re enjoying it and getting more skills.?
- Will you you get more incentive?
- Will your work effectively contribute in the growth of the company?
If you’re unable to see your future, maybe now is time to change your career goals looking for more progress.
2- Following Work Regulations and Environment.
Many of us know that very well but in fact, there’s more to it than meets the eye. It’s not only about introducing ourselves to others or doing interviews but also about keeping an open mind from colleague’s reactions and accepting different opinions.
3- Meet 2 Of Your Co-Workers Once Each Month.
Make sure to meet up with 2 of co-workers at fixed appointments to speak about your work and the way you’re taking. It helps to keep the community together. Try to have an effective leading role in the meeting like leading the talk, creating conversations and seeking to solve problems between colleagues.
4- Have A Training Experience One Each 3 Months.
If your work doesn’t offer challenges, look for other opportunities. For example, you could apply for some volunteer work or taking a course.
5- Make Distinction Your Aim.
Don’t be satisfied with less than being the best in what you’re doing. That feeling should consume in everything you do trying to improve yourself as much as you can. You have to make career progress a main part of your plan to be able to reach higher levels.
6- Keep your Determination And Motivation High.
Be determines all the time. You’ll have obstacles and ups and downs and lose promotions but you should always stay on the right path. This plays a huge and major part in such dark times.
7- Evaluate Your Career Performance.
Keep track of your performance whether officially or personally. Be honest about your strengths and weaknesses to be able to refine.
8- Find A Guide.
You don’t have to face the world alone while you can get the experience and wisdom of an experienced person. It’s necessary to have a guide that could give you wisdom, experience and help you make critical decisions.
9- Help Someone Else.
Following the same concept of finding a guide, others also want a guide so don’t keep your knowledge for yourself and pass it to them as it was passed to you.
10- Make Your Own Fan Group.
This may seem strange at first. If you’re doing a huge work and you’re good at what you’re doing, you’ll have people who to be like you. Gather those people and help them.
11- Only Work Stuff At Work Place.
While you’re speaking with people at work, keep it only about work related matters. Don’t start talking about your personal life, family etc. Try To always be speaking about just work and if you have a colleague who happens to also be a friend, you can keep these subjects for lunch breaks.
12- Rate Your Career Progress.
According to other resources like family, friends, colleagues, managers, supervisors, etc. According to what they tell you, you’ll be able to have a clear vision of the progress you’re making.
13- Maintaining Balance Between Personal Life and Job.
It’s very vital to keep the balance between your practical and personal life. The possibility of future progress is connected to both and not separated. We all seek to have that balance since we all have different lifestyles, circumstances and priorities.
14- Don’t Get Bored And Keep On The Progress.
Always remember that success isn’t an easy road. Remember not to ever stop putting more effort to achieve your goals because reaching higher levels won’t come from one night but continuous effort.
*Finally, Each morning keep your spirits high. Always have a big charge of positivity and remind yourself to keep moving forward and learning because the road to success is very steep and not smooth but it’s worth it.