Do you have big career goals for 2022, but unsure of how to bring them to life? Activating your career is much easier said than done, especially in a world with so many distractions. Fortunately, being open-minded to meeting new people and staying committed to continued professional development can put you on the path to greater success.
Here are some important practices that will accelerate your career growth:
Build meaningful relationships.
The expression “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” applies heavily to career success. Building meaningful relationships that allow you to grow your professional network and gain more knowledge about employment opportunities can be extremely impactful for your career growth on many levels. Developing meaningful relationships requires a sustained effort to attend events, reach out to others for meetings, and connect with employers and hiring managers online.
Learn from mentors.
Mentorship can be tremendously important when it comes to career growth – especially if you’re new to the workforce or want to advance your career. Finding mentors in your current job or field whom you can learn from and speak with on a personal and professional level is critical. Mentors can be instrumental in giving you honest feedback about your job performance while providing guidance and encouragement in your career pursuits. This type of support can boost your confidence while holding you accountable to your goals.
Invest in professional development.
Think you’re done with professional development once you’re out of school? Think again! Ongoing professional development will always have a role in career success, especially as you aim for higher paying positions with greater levels of responsibility. There are many ways in which you can invest in professional growth, including taking online courses; attending industry seminars and trainings; and learning directly from seasoned professionals in the workplace. No matter where you are in your career, there is always room for improvement.
Career success is not achieved overnight, but rather, is the result of many proactive steps to further your skills, expand your network, and build your career profile.
Are you ready to accelerate your career growth this year? Get in touch with The Liberty Group and learn how our expert recruiters can be a key part of your professional journey.