How to Advance in Your Career


Making progress in a chosen career doesn’t come easy for some people. However, to become more developed as well as move up your career-ladder, you need to be aware of basic strategies needed to become advanced, successful and highly developed in your career path. Here are effective strategies on how to advance in your career.

Research: Carrying out researches in your field or job is very important in advancing in your career. Read books, listen to audio tapes, surf the internet amongst others. Knowledge can never be enough. Equip yourself with knowledge daily, enrich your mind with wisdom and groom your brain with explicit understanding. Dedicate some quality time to research and you will definitely advance in your career.

Further Study: You can enroll for a higher degree, advanced diploma or a master’s degree to enhance your career. It could be a doctorate degree too related to your career and field. You need to have a wider scope of your field and a broader knowledge in your career. Learn and know more.

Professional exams: You need more knowledge and a wider scope of what you do; you need to seek professionalism and distinctive skills. Start professional courses and sit for the exams. For example, a person who read insurance or works in an insurance company and intend to soar high in the field should think of registering with the Chartered Insurance Institute (In United kingdom or CII Nigeria as the case may be) and prepare to sit for their exams and excel. Seeking more knowledge and professionalism will help you to advance in your career.

Performance Appraisal: As an employee or a student seeking employment and advancement in career, you should always embrace and appreciate performance appraisal. In a business organization, performance appraisal can mean rising through the rank, so as an employee that want to advance in your career you should strive to be qualified in the line of promotion and rank. Be competent and diligent in your job. Give no room to laziness and discouragement. Rising through the rank is one way to advance in your career.

Attending Seminars: seminars and workshops are very good, especially when they are related to your field, job or career. It will broaden your knowledge and illustrate better the everyday business life of your career. Attending seminars help one to advance in a career and to learn from experiences of others that are already at the peak of their careers. Attend seminars that will boost your career.

Good Attitude: Should this be the first point? How far can one go in the success world without a good attitude? It may sound rhetorical but we all have our individual answers deep in our hearts. Like some say, “attitude is everything”. Even if you’re the best employee in terms of skills, the only thing that may disrupt you from being promoted is your attitude; your bad attitude. Yes! The business world is so large for everyone to dwell, and success is there for all who deserve it but good attitude will make it last for long. Spice up your career with a good attitude, a morally good attitude is quite important if you want to advance in your career.

Brainstorming: Brainstorming ideas and solutions to some certain issues in your career can pave the way to advancement in your career. The books you read are intelligent men’s’ ideas, you can also create and promote yours. Your furnished idea in your field can launch you into the world of great men. You will automatically be sought for by companies who need such distinctive services and potentials. Being a sought after guru means you are a professional in your field. Try brainstorming great ideas and advance in your career. Be a solution provider too.

Positive Mental Attitude (PMA): PMA includes focus, determination, persistence, strengthening strengths, conquering weaknesses, pushing forward, forging ahead, overcoming discouragements, embracing positive criticisms, ignoring times of failure, believing in one’s self, encouraging one’s ability, promoting one’s potentials, and other success ingredients. If you want to advance in your career, you have to possess all these, which make up a positive mental attitude. You have to imbibe the “I Can Do It Attitude”. You have to be convinced, you want to improve on your career. PMA is very necessary.

Time Management: To finalize the above strategies on how to advance in your career is to know how to manage your time. Your time is your life, vice versa; your career time is therefore your career life. You have to do the right thing at right time, advancing in your career needs quality time distribution. Know when to research, go for classes, attend seminars, have a personal study time, further your study, and amongst others. You need to plan and manage your time; plan before taking a step, plan while taking the step and plan when the step has been taken. To plan is to appreciate and use your time effectively. To advance in your career, you have to understand time management. On that note, it’s high time you get started on advancing in your career! Good luck!

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