Whether you are just starting out or have many years of experience, you may have a common misconception about how your career will progress. Do you expect your managers or supervisor at your company to have your success at the top of their agenda?
Although there are some great managers out there who work at developing their employees and groom them to move up, it’s not their job to manage your career. More and more managers are doing the work that 2 or 3 people used to do. They are busy with getting their job done while managing their own goals and career as well.
The first step in managing your career is to know what you want. If you don’t know what you want, how would your manager have any idea of what your goals are? So, clarify what you want and communicate with your manager and your mentor. Ask for feedback and take it like a pro. It may not be easy to hear, but it will help you adjust and move closer to your goals.
Go through your work projects that you are proud of that have contributed to the company. Use these samples to illustrate to your manager that you are ready for more. When a project comes up that will give you an opportunity to show what you can do or learn new skills, volunteer. Demonstrate that you are ready to step up and get it done.
Here’s a few more tips to manage your career:
- Approach your job as if it was your own business. This gives you more pride in your work, encourages you to be proactive and feel like you have a vested interest in the outcome of everything you do.
- Build your network and keep your interview skills current
- Be an early adopter and adaptor. Having the skills your company is going to need next is a huge advantage.
- Always have a plan B. Don’t wait until something drastic happens at work to think about what comes next. Emotions and panic don’t help you make the best decisions for your career.
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