Career Management Tips

A rewarding career doesn’t just happen. You have to keep working at it. To be successful, use these tips. If things get hard, stay positive.

Career Management Tips
  • Stay current in your chosen career field. Join and be active in professional and trade associations. Use these groups to see industry trends and to add to your network.
  • Lifelong learning is important. Think about short-term training options. Go to the workshops and trainings that your employer offers.
  • Be aware of how changes in your personal life affect your career and visa versa.
  • Know your personal and work values. Develop a sense of purpose.
  • Look over and update your career and personal goals every few years. Also review your goals when big, life-changing events happen.
  • If you need to, you can revisit the steps of this career plan in any order.
  • You can work on more than one step at the same time.

Do you have a good attitude toward your work?

  • Ask questions and ask for help when you need it. Accept constructive criticism.
  • If you make a mistake, admit it and find out how to fix it.
  • Before you look for a promotion or a new job, learn all that you can in your present job.
  • When you get a performance review, use it to learn how you can do your job better.

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