Manage Your Career Like a Financial Startup
When people venture out to start their own financial company, there are key components they zero in on in order for their business to be successful. Areas like: planning, training, finding a location, registering a business name, and licensing and permits are just a few things entrepreneurs have to consider when starting a company.
Managing your career is like a financial startup; you’re building the business of “you.” There are key areas you need to focus on to set yourself apart from everyone else. Here are some tips:
Build Your Network. Attitude is everything! Being effective at networking isn’t just about what you do; it’s the attitude toward what you’re doing. Attitude influences everything in your life; from the goals you set, risks you’re willing to take, to the way you approach people and respond to people. Develop relationship-building habits early. By developing rapport with people, you can turn the business of “small talk” into opportunities. But those opportunities are only as good as the “habits” you develop: make those phone calls, promptly respond to invitations, carry business cards with you at all times, and move outside your comfort zone at networking events.
Communication is Your Strongest Asset. Communicate, communicate, communicate! It is the backbone of everything you do. Whether already in your company of choice or still in the process of applying, knowing what your strongest assets are is only as good as your ability to effectively communicate them to employers. Ask yourself this: How do you handle challenges? How do you handle stressful situations? Do you see yourself as a financial leader? Can you align yourself with the goals and beliefs of the company? Are you a team player? Figure out your strongest assets and then communicate them; set yourself apart!
“Look” for Opportunities. Do your research. Take an interest in different areas of the company. Get involved with extra projects that can enhance or strengthen your skill set, you can never go wrong improving upon your skills. Take a chance and go outside your comfort level. You never know what your potential is until you reach for it.
Managing your career shouldn’t be looked at as a chore, but rather an exciting challenge. PrideStaff Financial can help you stay on the right track. Our financial career consultants value what’s important to you; finding you the perfect placement, whether you are actively looking or just seeing what your options are. Contact your local PrideStaff Financial office today and be on your way to managing your career!