How do I Get to Where I Want to Be in My Career?
By Patrick Ropella Posted 02/13/2015
Should I ask for a promotion or look for a new job? How do I decide what’s next?
At some point in your career, you may feel you are going down an unplanned path. It is always possible to regain control and create your career destiny. Here are a few ways to get back on track:
- Cultivate an atmosphere of self-awareness. Make a top 10 list of items you deem vital to a successful career. If you are not fulfilling 75 percent of that list, talk to your employer about making changes.
- Be proactive, not reactive. Expand your knowledge and identify skills specific to you. Are there hidden opportunities that you can uncover with your position?
- Network, network, network. Job leads sometimes come from unexpected places. Review your contact list and align yourself with solid mentors.