Take charge of your career progression
You've got the perfect job. You love what you do and you're working in an industry you want to be in. But like most aspiring people, you probably don’t want to stay in the same position forever. Some careers have progression paths that are clearly mapped out. In others, YOU might have to be the driving force of you want to achieve greater success.
Steps to Moving your career forward
1. Find a Mentor
"Mentoring has had such a profound impact on my life and Virgin’s success that I feel it’s paramount to any promising businessperson’s journey."
- Richard Branson
More professionals these days are actively pursuing mentoring to advance their careers. Mentoring is a relationship between two people with the goal of professional and personal development. The "mentor" is usually an experienced individual who shares knowledge, experience, and advice with a less experienced person, or "mentee." Mentors become trusted advisers and role models – people who have "been there" and "done that."
Use the Complete Mentoring Hand Guide for Managers and Employees and Find Out:
- How to start a mentoring program,
- The roles and responsibilities of the mentor and mentee,
- What mentoring will do for the employee, the manager and the organization.
2. Develop Your Skills
Learning should be ongoing. Strive for continuous personal improvement. Stay motivated by learning new skills and developing new talents and be ready for future opportunities.
Tip: Do you manage staff? Do you know that one study showed that close to 80% of employees think their boss is a lousy manager? Many people study MBA’s to advance their careers. And in MBA’s you learn about things like marketing, finance, operations and commercial law etc which are really important in business. But what you don’t learn is practical people management techniques like what to do and what to say to your employees. To progress in your career the skill that will do more for you than anything else is the ability to select, motivate and retain employees. That’s why WWW.BOSS.CAMP was invented - to show you what they didn’t teach you in school about managing employees.
And as a bonus I will send you a free sample ofBoss Camp as well as my Top 5, Tried and Tested Productivity Tips - don't forget to check your email.
3. Make Work Work
Make work enrich your life instead of drain your health and happiness. Work doesn’t have to be a dirty four letter word because work can give you value and meaning in life. Work can grow you.
Workplace happiness splits into a few key topics:
- Work satisfaction,
- Being in the right job and your employability,
- Stress from managing others,
- Personal achievement.
Use the Manager Foundation Career Checklist to test your job satisfaction. Find out what your score is and what it means about making your work more awesome.
Career progression is a cornerstone of the Management Foundations. The other Management Foundations are: