Everyone gets to a certain point in their career when things start to feel a bit stale. Maybe your work is becoming a bit same-y or perhaps you’re unsure of how to take the next step to move yourself up the ladder. Fortunately, this feeling is easily eliminated by giving your career a bit of a boost. I know that this might seem easier said than done but our handy tips will show you just how to go about this process. Read on to learn more…
Professional development by way of additional qualifications is one of the easiest ways to give your career a boost and enhance your CV. Quite often professionals will find that after a while in a certain career they hit a glass ceiling and can’t go any higher without the skills or knowledge provided by a professional certification of some description. Working and studying is never an easy combination but if you put the effort in now, you will reap the rewards in the future.
Put Yourself Out There
If there’s a big, daunting task that needs to be done at work and no-one is stepping up to take it on; volunteer yourself. It might be tough but your employer will be impressed and it will get you noticed. When it comes to your professional development, nothing gets your further than getting on the good side of your employer. Once he or she knows that you’re willing to put in the extra hours and not shy away from hard work, promotions will be flying your way.
There’s a saying that goes “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” and this couldn’t be truer. Having connections in the right place can make a huge difference when it comes to giving your career a boost. You can form these connections by attending lectures and workshops and talking to like-minded people there. Events like this are excellent ways to meet people and expand your network. Make sure you connect with these people on LinkedIn so they can see you in a professional capacity as well as a social one. Even if they aren’t in a position to help you further your career, they might know someone who is.
No-one ever achieved anything by staying in their comfort zone for their entire life. If you think you’ve climbed as high as you can in the job you’re in or if it just isn’t interesting you anymore then quit and do something new. It might seem scary leaving your comfortable job for the unknown but it could be the best decision you’ve ever made. You’ll never know if you never try. Take risks, challenge yourself and never be afraid of failure – it only makes you stronger and wiser.