You may have goals for your career—many of us do! But when you think about them, do you get one of those “someday I will” mindsets? Sometimes, the future can seem so very far away and you’re not quite sure how you’re going to get there. But rest assured, the future will happen. And hopefully, if you take small steps and keep moving forward when it arrives, you will have accomplished your career goals—and be ready and willing to tackle more!
Do These Things Every Weekend
The number one thing about accomplishing your goals is that you need to consistently work on them. You may find yourself super busy during the week and not able to even think about anything else, and that’s OK. But during your weekend, it’s good to set aside a little time (just 1-2 hours—nothing crazy!) to work on your skills and the steps to accomplish your goals.
The following three things can help move you ahead in your career. Just take it from one of the leading job recruitment agencies—Wood Personnel:
Read a Few Pages of a Good Book
Sure, it’s fun to read a breezy beach read, and any reading helps build your vocabulary and writing skills. But when you choose an inspiring book from a thought leader, you never know just where the advice contained in those pages will take you! Check out classics such as Think and Grow Rich or How to Win Friends and Influence People. Or try more modern books, such as The Slight Edge or Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
Building good communication skills involves writing and you can practice your skills writing just about anything. This could include an email, a blog post, a social media post, a letter or a journal entry.
Ask Plenty of Questions
Not sure how to get started on your career goals or how to break steps down into doable actions? Just ask! Plan to schedule time with your boss, or email a professional contact. Post your question to a related LinkedIn group. You could even do some research on the internet. The answer to your questions are out there, and you’ll never know until you ask!
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