The best way to climb the financial ladder is to put as much focus on honing your skills as possible. The mistake many people make is that they become so focused on the end result, they neglect current responsibilities and skills that need growth, such as, personal growth, skills development, and cooperation with other people. Here are four other skills that you should focus on to grow your career.
1. Link up with a mentor:
Having someone in a senior or executive role push for your promotion is often the most critical factor in getting promoted or climbing the ladder, especially during performance reviews. Many of the people who get promoted do so due to someone on the inside who is willing to vouch for them.
2. Take on more responsibility:
Offering to take on more responsibility shows your eagerness to improve and grow within the company. It’s important to demonstrate to your supervisors that you’re capable of taking on a heavier workload that may be required to move to more senior roles within the company. Stay focused when taking on more responsibilities, and don’t spread yourself too thin, it’s important to do a great job in each new role or task.
3. Make sure your efforts align with the company’s goals:
Your company’s strategies and goals may change occasionally, so it’s important that you keep up to date with them. Try to align your effort with these goals, or ask your company about how you can align your work with the direction of the company’s goals. Team members constantly review their tasks and priorities to ensure that they are aligned with the company’s current strategies and goals. When your goals are aligned with your company’s goals – your efforts will directly contribute to the company’s direction, and the results will be stronger and more effective. And it will not go unnoticed!
4. Network wisely:
The fact of the matter is, the more people you know, and who know you (and like you) – the more opportunities you will encounter. So, to help you succeed in your career, get out and about and meet people. Of course, make sure that you’re meeting the right people – those who inspire you to grow and people who you can exchange ideas with. One way to potentially increase the amount of work offers you receive, is to join a local business networking club. Often these are informal breakfast gatherings of local business owners. As you chat over coffee, you’ll be putting yourself and your skills directly in front of people who may be able to help you get where you want to go in your career.
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