Everyone desires success in their professional life, so do you… But does it mean that you’ve to sacrifice your personal life to put your career on fast-track. It is believed that one is needed to work round the clock to speedily climb the career-ladder. It is a mere fallacy that by putting your career life above everything else you tend to gain success, instead it will lead to job burnout and high stress. You need to follow strategies that will bring success in your career without putting your friends and families on the backburner. Here are such strategies-
1. Analyze Your Job Skills
It is important for you to analyze whether your job skills are befitting for your current job position and also for the next position exists on the job ladder. If you’re having a tough time in completing tasks and meeting deadlines, we suggest you to move into a lateral position. This will help you to overcome impediments and, prove and prepare yourself for next challenge. It will make you win your lost confidence.
2. Put Your Skills to Use
Look for opportunities and deploy your skills to favor company’s growth. Offer help to train new staff members or volunteer occasional overtime assignments. You may also organize a seminar or workshop in your field of expertise. This will make the management consider you for authority position in future.
3. Seek A Mentor
Hunt for a mentor in the organization, who can share company history and insight with you and advice, you on several spheres to assist you to plan your career path. After seeking mentor’s career guidelines, do send ‘thankful note’, it is a mark of professionalism.
4. Don’t hesitate to Ask What You Deserve
Don’t assume that your organization will automatically notice your good deeds and reward you. What you’re worthy of, whether it is- a promotion, a raise or change of duties- ask for it!
5. Be Noticeable
Be obscure in an organization doesn’t help. Serve or chair committees, volunteer employees’ activities and provide inputs to the newsletters. In a nutshell, stay active and visible at your workplace. If you stay proactive in organization, your co-workers and management will view you as a natural leader. And, it’s quite possible, you’re chosen for leading roles in your company.
6. Dress Smartly, Act Professionally And Think Shrewdly
To seek promotion, begin dressing and acting like a person in the sought position. Cultivate and nurture leader’s style.
7. Contribute Your Ideas
Share concerns, suggestions and opinions with decision-makers of the company.
8. Don’t Adopt Male Assertiveness Characteristics
Never let male- brazenness characters like- using profanity, raising voice or taking a haughty approach towards workers working under your direction, to become a part of your personality. Instead, have a direct communication with junior staff with eye contact and a firm, calm voice to put your point across.
Earlier women were not so career minded as they are today. So, it’s needed for them to be on equal footing with their male-counterparts. Women should try these tips to enhance their chances of success in their professional life.