Internal Promotions are getting more difficult to come by, given the flat structures and stiff competition by your colleagues.
So, how would you stand out from the rest, or drive your career forward?
We share 5 Power Tips on Career Acceleration with you.
1. Get out of your comfort zone.
2. Network more.
How do you do it? An easy step would be to check your contact list and list 20 people whom you haven’t reached out in the past year. Drop them an email or whatsapp message to check in on them.
You never know what opportunities you may uncover!
3. Have a Career Strategy.
Are you thinking short term or long term? Do you have a Plan or are you just ‘winging it’?
Not thinking strategically limits your Career because you might be too focused on the small details that you miss out on the larger opportunities or threats that could make or break your Career.
Start thinking Big Picture, Long Term and you’d be amazed at your career longevity.
Having a career plan means more than just updating your CV and LinkedIn profile… And it is the first step to Career Success! To learn how to create your very own Career Strategy™, join our CareerClarity™ Workshop here.
4. Start Curating your Reputation.
What is your Professional Brand? What do people say about you when you’re not around?
Your brand is a brief statement that describes your unique strengths, or your expertise and how you differ from the competition.
It communicates your reputation and value to an employer. Master the subtle art of Self Promotion and Branding and develop your Positioning and you will get very far ahead in your Career.
If you’re able to create and curate a brand, or even a legend about yourself, opportunities will come knocking at your door.
If you don’t have a brand or you don’t know what yours is, it’s time for you to create one now.
5. Learn a new skill today.
“But what skill?”
Just observe your boss. What can he do that you can’t?
Maybe it’s presenting to the Board, or fixing a complicated problem, or perhaps closing mega deals.
Identify the skill you want to learn, and ask him about it. Get his advice. Ask him how he does it and if he can teach you.
The more you behave like Upper Management, the faster you’ll get there.