Your career is an occupation with opportunities for progress that you intend to undertake for a significant period of your life. I believe that your ability to advance or make progress in your career is hinged on the desire to never stop learning. I have put together some tips that could help you in your chosen career path.
Embrace Feedback and Criticism
Take criticism or feedback for what it is, a gift to make you better at what you do. Sometimes, the issue is often about the method, attitude or even the personality delivering such criticism or feedback to you. Look beyond it, they are insignificant when compared with the benefits of embracing these feedbacks or criticisms.
Learn to Contribute
There is never a precise moment to speak or share an idea. Learn to take your chances, you never know which will lead to the big break you’ve always desired. Take every moment, as the opportunities present themselves, don’t let thoughts like ‘I don’t feel like am ready’ get in the way. There is no better time to be ready than always.
Being persistent or tenacious is a skill that is very essential for the workplace or career. It is not an inborn talent or gift, it is developed. You should develop persistence and be tenacious if you must progress in your career. This skill gives you the confidence to try even in the face of a seemingly impossible situation. Persistence would make you more endearing to your boss. Your commitment to the growth of the company is clearly and often demonstrated every time you follow through on solving difficult problems.
Have a Mentor
To ask for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. No one ever got to where they are without help, therefore you need a mentor. Preferably someone in the same company or someone more accomplished in the same career path. He/she can identify the opportunities for advancements you might overlook and help you through challenging projects.
My final thoughts to you: Don’t be scared to be different, is okay to be the contrast even when surrounded by brightness, yours will never be missed. Work hard, keep growing and be nice to people. A distinction will be created and you will emerge top of the bright contenders.