When it comes to moving up in your career, there is a lot of time and energy spent on building your resume and work experience. After such an investment, you want to see a return such as a promotion or access to greater opportunities.
While you continue the journey to get to your career destination, I would like to share 3 tips to help you accelerate your career:
Tip #1 – Don’t take things too personally
When you don’t get the feedback that you are looking for on something you’ve created, don’t take it too personally. While the product you turned it may not be a winner, it doesn’t mean that you are not winner. When you take it personally, you can become defensive and can lose your edge. Instead, relax, take a deep breath and get the details.
When you ask questions about what is missing, you may find that there were specific details that were not shared with you. Or perhaps there is a resource, template or sample that was not provided to you initially that will help you to achieve the goal in your next effort.
By not taking the feedback personally, you can better focus on the task. This will help you to apply the necessary changes and get you back on track fast.
Tip #2 – Keep an open mind
At some point during your career, there will certainly be times where the unexpected happens. In those moments, keep an open mind and be receptive to any changes. For example, if you are asked to do something different such as fill in on a project or take on additional responsibilities, don’t be afraid to embrace it.
You may be tempted with thoughts of doubt or uncertainty about whether you can meet the expectations. Instead, keep an open mind and think positively. The added responsibility will give you an opportunity to shine and may even expose you to other opportunities.
Tip #3 – Manage your career brand
Continue refining your career brand so that it continues to reflect who you are and what you have to offer. This includes, but not limited to, your resume, online presence, and social media profiles. What do these things say about you and your brand right now?
By continuously building your brand, you will continue to position yourself for greater exposure. This will provide you with access to more opportunities to enhance your brand and your career.
If you follow these tips, you will be well on your way to accelerating your career towards the career path you are seeking. So remember these 3 tips:
#1 – Don’t take things too personally
#2 – Keep an open mind
#3 – Manage your career brand