Sometimes it is not easy to find the necessary levers to boost our professional career. There are moments in our life that we find ourselves a little lost or a little indecisive. Maybe it’s time to stop and think and spend a little time.
We are going to give you some tips in this post to boost your professional career
1. Recognize when you’ve been on the job too long
One of the moments when we should rethink our professional lives is when we believe that we have been in the same job for too long. If what we do no longer motivates us or we feel stagnant, it is time to get out of our comfort zone. We should consider or promote or change jobs.
2. Learn to disconnect
In today’s world of work it is very important to know how to disconnect. We live in a hyper connected world due to technology and globalization. A good way to recharge batteries and launch our career is to cultivate our friendships and hobbies. In the workplace it is also good to interact with colleagues and have conversations that are not always work.
3. Do a personal SWOT analysis or a talent map of yourself
On the talent maps, you can see how they are made in our entry: “What is a talent map and how it is made” . In this way you will know at the present time what your weaknesses and strengths are as well as you will be able to locate your aptitudes and you’re potential to carry out work in other areas of the company or in other functions different from those that you developed until now.
4. Take care of your presence on social networks
Social media is a double-edged sword. The professional use we make of them can help us boost our career through the content we share or the network of contacts or networking we manage to make; but in the same way, a bad use of them can lead us to lose the good image or personal brand that we would have built with so much effort.
5. Avoid toxic people
This should be a maxim in any aspect of our life, also at work. If we want to develop our professional career, it is essential that we know how to surround ourselves with positive people. Envious people or those who are always complaining will end up infecting us with negativity and will become a drag on our development.
6. Unlearn to relearn
Knowing how to recycle ourselves, always being ready to learn is vital in today’s workplace context. If we are not able to unlearn things that no longer add value to us and replace them with new concepts and new knowledge, it is very likely that we will be stuck.
7. Learn how to manage your time well
It is very important to know how to distinguish between what is important and what is urgent. A good organization of tasks, avoiding unnecessary waste of time, will lead us to work better and to spend time thinking about our career and deciding whether we need to promote it or change some aspect of it.
8. Clearly define your goals
No one better than you, know what you want in your professional life. Do not settle for what there is or what you have if this does not convince you. Set new goals and new challenges. Always think about growing and design the path that will lead you to achieve your goals.
9. Embrace change
If you want to boost your professional career, there is nothing better than having flexibility and not being afraid of change. As we said in point one, being able to go out and explore outside our comfort zone will help us think of changes as something positive, and develop our career.
10. Be great at what you do
The best way to promote ourselves in our work is to try to be the best at what we do. If we are not happy with what we have, our obligation is to change it, but while the change comes, let us be great at what we do. Napoleon said: “If you can’t do great things, do small things in a big way”.