A great athlete once said, “set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there“.
Everyone has career goals. Whether you’ve written them down in a journal-like way to help keep on track. Or you’re currently on the path to achieving those goals. Or even if you’ve ideas in the back of your mind, but haven’t acted on them yet, we all have them.
While we at Maxsys Solutions wish we could give you a magic potion so all of your goals for your career get accomplished. We’re all mature enough to realize that that’s not going to happen.
Here are a few tips to get you started on the path to fulfilling those career goals:
Make a List
Lists are a great way of dumping out all of those thoughts rolling around in your head. Making a list of all of your accomplishment in the past year or two is a great way of making sure you’re on the right track to completing your career goals. It’s also a great way to get organized so you can update that resume or LinkedIn profile.
It’s essential to stay on top of industry news, and that often requires getting up from your computer and speaking with actual people. Networking – while it’s not everyone’s favorite – is very important for your career. Make it a point to either attend industry events or grab lunch with someone in your field at least once a month. This will keep your name and face out there and you never know where it can lead.
Every once in a while, you’ll need to refresh your skills – outside of your day-to-day tasks – that are vital to further your career. Two good books for this are Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People and Keith Ferrazzi’s Never Eat Alone.
The last tip is to make a reminder for yourself to review your career goals at least twice a year. Make adjustments where necessary and always remember that a professional staffing agency is a great resource when you’re looking for a change.