♥ Start by asking how everyone’s doing, remember birthdays and who’s cat is ill.
Boost your career ! ♥
Find your passion
No matter how great your job is, it will never be all fun and games. Some days are boring or simply a pain in the ass. But looking at the big picture you should be passionate about what you do. And when your not, you probably have to boost your career . For me it’s easy to say, because I work in fashion and still study. So. find your joy in any business. And first of all find your passion.
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Believe in yourself
You have to believe in yourself before others can. Don’t pretend like you know everything already, but be confident about the skills you can contribute. There will be times when you’ll feel left alone, so that’s when you’ll need to push yourself. You are the only person you can fully rely on. Remember that.
Set your goal at 150%. You can never reach 100% of what you’re dreaming. So by setting your goals higher, you can achieve 95% if you’re lucky. Most be said that you should set realistic goals, But I’d say most of all dream big!
Rework your CV and boost your career
Start redoing your CV. Probably you designed it a few years ago so there will be things to change/add. If you are still listing your career steps and schooling in chronological order, get rid of that. Start with your current position and end with high-school (no primary school and irrelevant side jobs!!). Then write a few bullet points about every job you had, especially big projects you accomplished. I’m also a fan of adding your hobbies, because it can be something to connect about with your future boss/HR manager.
So important! Stay connected with people you met at your internships, uni or first positions. Right now they might be starting out just like you but who knows where they’ll end up. The world is small so it is inevitable that we’ll run into each other again and again. Always try to find like-minded people at relevant events or even online via platforms like LinkedIn.
Be a cheerleader
The business world is rough and we know it’s all about knowing the right people. Don’t only expect others to help you out but be a cheerleader yourself. If you meet someone with a lot of potential, help him where you can to push his career. It will come back to you one day, KARMA!
Handle your emotions
By doing business you are not with your friends and family and you have to keep your emotions under control. Don’t take criticism personally, don’t be a whiny little girl. Don’t talk about how stressed, tired or frustrated you are. Be friendly with your colleagues, but don’t discuss every detail of your personal life with them. Also don’t discuss politics or religion.
Perfectionism, not a good idea
Giving 110% everyday will only burn you out and maybe not even get your projects further. With every new task ask yourself: How important is it? You can’t make everything perfect therefore prioritize and put your energy towards the really important things. And don’t become one of the people who think it’s cool to work overtime every night and on the weekend. It’s NOT COOL! Take your down times, breaks and vacations in order to refill your batteries and find new inspirations.
The business world changes fast
Straight from university you’ll feel like you’ve studied enough for the next few years and that’s okay! Don’t stress too much about hard knowledge Believe me, most people are just pretending / working with their experience. But if you’re feeling like you are missing some facts/skills just pick up a book. Also if you’ve been working at the same job for a long time, you should update your knowledge. The business world changes fast these days.
With a good basis of knowledge you can get yourself out there and take risks. In a meeting, speak up and share unusual ideas, think outside the box and start a controversial discussion. Not everyone will like what you have to say, but in the long run people will know that you actively move things forward.
Dust yourself off and boost your career
Maybe you’re brilliant idea got destroyed or you completely failed one of you’re projects. In the business world some things are not easily forgiven. Especially when it’s about a lot of money. Try not to take it too personally. Everyone makes mistakes every once in a while even your bosses. Dust yourself off and keep working in the right direction. Let your mistake be a lesson but don’t let it paralyze you!
Many decisions in human resources are about how well you get along with somebody. I mean, would you go on business trips or work dinners with someone you can’t laugh with and don’t get along with on a personal level? No!
Therefor make sure to be pleasant to be around with. Start by asking how everyone’s doing, remember birthdays and who’s cat is ill.
As soon as you’ve settled in in your new job, you should look up to the next higher position and boost your career :). Try to find out what it takes to do their job and learn these skills. Maybe you’ll have to look outside your company to find it – for example take a class or join a volunteer organization.
Time to quit
And finally if you have been feeling under-challenged, overlooked and overall unhappy. Consequently you will be miserable. You should talk to your boss, but in addition you should quit, if he or she has nothing to offer for you. Don’t hang around too long and let your career stagnate!
These are my tips on how to boost your career! Good luck!