Do you want to change your job? Do you want a promotion? More money? A successful career? You just have to follow some simple instructions and we have the ten essential keys to success.
Even after stepping on a career path, we face obstacles, options and it is difficult to decide. вЂњShould I change my job, or only the line of work?вЂќ, вЂњHow to I find a better job?вЂќ, вЂњHow do I get a promotion?вЂќ and so on.
The natural process of growing up through which we pass marks our existence professionally. The job and shaping a professional identity play an essential role in our development as mature individuals, accomplished, finding our personal and social balance.
People are judged by how they practice their jobs, being reported to criteria of competence, mastery and professionalism … or incompetence. Higher levels of professional skills are often described by reference to works of art, and we can say about any job that it is an art. We all want to be appreciated for our work, to practice in an area that attracts and fulfills us, where we are involved in body and soul.
So, let’s find out together which are the main ten keys to success.
1. Know yourself
In order to make the right choices, whether we are early in building career or at a crossroads, we have to go through the stage of self-discovery and self-evaluation. But how?
Ask yourself as many questions as possible. What I like? Do not I like? When was I successful? What helped me when I was successful?
Identify your key values that motivate you, not the ones you are suggested or imposed by family, colleagues, friends and society. If family or friends want something for you, it”s not necessarily something that is the best for you. Parents can guide you to careers as judges, because they want you to have prestige, respect and admiration. But maybe knowledge it is more important for you, curiosity to discover something new or responsibility to help others.
Psychologists specialized in vocation orientation, career management consultants, human resources or counseling and psychotherapy can provide a lot of psychological instruments designed to meet the need for self-knowledge and self-assessment, constructive career development targeting. So learn to set priorities.
2. Develop your strengths
Try to eliminate weaknesses. It is the phase of optimization and personal development, which entails actions that activate the resources discovered in the first stage. For example, you may discover that you have interpersonal qualities, but some weaknesses such as: being ironic, sometimes rather impulsive, which means you don’t do well in conflicts.
Then, the objective is to optimize your behavior in order to development active listening skills and diplomacy, and to identify why you behave aggressively in certain situations.
3. Be informed
The accumulation of information is an essential step. It is best to store as much relevant data from different sources so as to outline several possible alternatives, consistent with what you found in the previous steps (alternative that respects your values motivations, abilities, skills).
4. Make a choice
After you analyzed the information gathered using as many sources information as possible, you need to decide on what to do next in your career. It is time that you set clear goals.
For example, youвЂ™re currently working in sales and after you”ve studied the labor market for this are, you decide you”re ready for a promotion, though you would not need some experience. You want a motivating salary package. As such, start studying the possibility of promotion within the company where you work.
Keep in mind the following suggestions that can help you make a decision.
a. Study alternatives. Compare possible options for career development, identify the advantages and disadvantages of each.
b. Anticipate actions. What do you actually need to do, specific actions that need to be taken to achieve your goals.
c. Evaluate the costs involved compared to expected results. Do you have all the resources you need?
d. Analyze the possible risks
5. Start training
When you have a clear image of what you want and what are your resources to achieve these goals, you need to prepare the next steps necessary. For example, if you are very emotional, but you decided to change your job , you have to go through some stages of testing and employment interviews, so get ready.
Think about the questions you be might asked by a potential employer, practice in the mirror, ask a friend to play the role of interviewer, learn relaxation techniques and self-control.
When you feel that you are sufficiently trained and prepared, act! Establish proper actions to achieve goals and get on stage!
7. Find feedback
After you”ve acted, analyze the results of efforts we have already undertaken. Are you happy with them? To what extent do they meet your expectations and anticipations?
8. Make improvements
If the results obtained are not the ones you desired, you will most likely have to return to one of the earlier stages. But if the results are as expected, the next step is to practice the actions that have ensured success.
9. Keep what you have won
When you fulfill your goals, you also have to keep what you have achieved with sustained efforts. If you”re not paying attention to this, you risk losing what you”ve gained so far.
10. Be open
Always leaves a door open for alternatives! Think that there are a lot development opportunities, so you don’t have to stay in a place forever. This openness requires a state of permanent alert in which you must not lose sight of one of the chances that you are presented with, to know how to get the maximum use of the possibilities that you are offered.
Do you feel you are successful? What do you think is missing in your life, what do you think prevents you from achieving your goals? Make sure you share your thoughts with the rest of our readers.
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Success never comes scheduled. My opinion is that you should totally be involved in everything you do, to really want to reach your goals and to trust in your own decisions. The results will not delay to appear!