How to Achieve Your Career Goals

September 28 2015

Unlike years past. workers today change jobs multiple times over. We come to expect it. Sure, we all want to find that elusive dream job, but we also know that things change. Because of this fluctuation, it’s good to always be prepared.  in Today more professionals have been changing jobs than they have in the past.

These tips will help make sure you’re ready to go at a moment’s notice, so that you can easily achieve your career goals.

Maintain Resume & LinkedIn

Be sure to write down all of your accomplishments from the past year. This will help you determine what your worth is in the market. It is important that you always keep track of what you have done, so that you can be prepared when it’s time for your annual review. It’s not all about the next best job, sometimes, it’s about that next promotion. It’s a win-win. Stay visible at work, as well as in the job market.

Go on Lunch Dates

It may seem outdated, but it really is in your own best interest if you take time to have lunch with the important people in your company and industry. You don’t have to be best friends. Your lunch dates are about keeping visibility so that you are who they think of when it’s time for that promotion or time to fill that position.

Don’t Forget to Network

Treat every work social event- even if it’s just water cooler chatter- to network. You can extend this to the online world. Dedicate time to spend each week to spend with others in your field and keep your network open- so that your options open up as well.

Keep Your Image Up

Don’t slack. Always make sure that you maintain a professional look. Update your hair. Update your wardrobe. Update your accessories. You don’t want to be too trendy, but you also want to make sure people know you care.

These small things can make a big difference in achieving your career goals.

 

 

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