3 Tips to Help in Career Advancement

Global Resources is a full-service business development group and general management consulting firm focused on small and medium-size privately-held companies in North America.  We’ve worked with thousands of business professionals in various industries and have seen firsthand the significance of career advancement.  Not only are smart business owners interested in helping with employee advancement, but savvy business professionals are constantly thinking of their own career advancement.

Advancing your career is something that you should always be thinking about. If you aren’t working to advance your career, you may fall behind. No matter what sort of situation you’re in, even if you’re comfortable in your current job, you should keep your mind open to opportunities and ways you can move forward.

If you’re interested in career advancement, here are general tips that may help you:

  1. Set goals – Without goals to guide you, it’s hard to know what direction you’re going to move toward. Sit down and make a list of what you want, whether it’s a type of work, raise in salary, new title, amount of responsibility or other traits you want in a job. If you know what you want for your career, it will make the steps necessary to get there clearer, which will make reaching your goal(s) easier.
  2. Request more work responsibility- Oftentimes when companies are looking for people to promote, they are looking for people who they feel can provide value to the company. To demonstrate your ability to add value to your company, take on more responsibility and go above and beyond your expected requirements. Ask for more work and additional responsibility to show that you can provide extra value to your place of work.
  3. Continue learning – Education is crucial to career advancement. If you aren’t learning, you aren’t adding to the value you can provide to employers. There are several ways you can continue to learn. Work with a colleague who has knowledge of a skill set you want and use them as a teaching resource, learn a new skill or enhance an existing one on your own or decide to return to school for additional higher education.

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