How to advance your career
You need to constantly improve your knowledge or you will miss out
TO keep up with the top people in your industry, you need to constantly improve yourself and your knowledge. Here are a few things you could do to get going. READ AND RESEARCH Read and research your industry on a regular basis. Look at industryrelated books, read up on the latest trends, and research what works and what doesn’t. If you don’t keep your finger on the dial, you’ll miss out. GET OUT THERE You might think seminars can be long and boring, but who better to advise you than a leading industry expert?
If you can’t attend anything, try to pursue an online course. You can do it parttime and gain another qualification that may help advance your career. DON’T JUST LISTEN Whenever you learn something new, write it down and read over it regularly. This is a great way to keep what you’ve learnt stuck in your head. FIND A MENTOR A mentor can add real value to your professional life. That being said, it’s im portant to find the right mentor for you. Choose someone who has a great knowledge of the industry you work in and who is similar to you — someone that you can talk to, respect, don’t feel anxious around, and someone who you genuinely aspire to be like. GET CONNECTED Join social media discussion groups and chat about topics that matter to you. This is a good way to get to know what else is out there in terms of industry news. Or form a discussion groupto meetlikeminded individuals. GO BROKE OR GO HOME You’ve just learnt new ways to improve a system at your work — great. Now share what you’ve learnt with your team and put your knowledge to the test. ENJOY IT While you’re running around trying to find a mentor or signing up for new groups, remember to have fun. Learning must be enjoyed to be rewarding. Reward yourself each time you’ve accomplished a new goal. — Careers24.
Look at industryrelated books, read up on the latest trends, and research what works and what doesn’t to stay up to date about your career.