There is a very important fact that cannot be overlooked when it comes to taking a look at your own career: You are the only one who is accountable for your own career’s success. What this boils down to is that you are the one who is responsible for making sure that your own special talents, attributes, and capabilities are discovered, and that they set you apart from everyone else in the crowd that is trying to get the same jobs, and career that you are.
A strong, personal commitment to making sure that you are fully invested in your own career can take you a long, long way. In essence, what you are looking to do is plan and manage your career path. This is what I call a career management plan. This kind of management involves a lot of networking, and often ensuring that you are at the right place at the right time. Knowing your own value is the best way to help make sure that you can help put yourself into a position of influence when it comes to your career.
While this all might sound simple enough, investing in your own career is actually a time-consuming – but rewarding – practice. Here are some quick ways that you can be more invested in yourself, and help your career blossom:
Know Your Strengths, and Use Them Often
Being aware of your own strengths, and knowing how best to use your skill set is very important. A key part of this is not resting on your talents. For example: If you are good at negotiating, do not assume that you technique does not need work. As a qualified and experienced administrator of many world renowned assessments, I can help you identify and explore further your strengths (and areas for improvement). Please click herefor the different career assessments that can guide you in determining your strengths and how you can use them for your career’s advancement.
Intelligence and Know How
If you want to get the most out of your career, it is important that you never stop learning. Invest your time wisely by enhancing your intelligence and know how through classes, seminars and training. See my Workshopspage for training ideas.