There are a few things you might want to consider to kick start your career in 2018. First you should focus on the basics of your current job. Think about where else you could use your skill set. Maybe take a leap of faith and bring your skill set to another department of the industry you are currently working in. Learn how to say yes to trying something different but still in your area of expertise.Do something that puts you front and center. You are important and a valuable asset to your company. Listen to others when they offer advice or suggestions. Don’t be afraid to put in a few queries about the possibility of moving up.Try to put your skills to work for you and see where else you can use them, think outside the box, so to speak. Don’t worry so much about the tiny details. You can’t move up in the world if you don’t try and you can’t try if you are always worrying about the small stuff. Take a chance, go for the gold.
- One of the first take aways is looking elsewhere, since you may have a great opportunity outside your organization.
- Don’t be afraid to say yes to new opportunities and experiences which may build your skills.
- Take care of yourself and know your value, since you are your best advocate in the long run.
“Think regularly and clearly about your long-term goals, and you’ll know when to jump at an opportunity.”