Do you currently feel stuck professionally and want to take action? According to career expert Kathy Caprino of Forbes, the more proactive you become, the more you will further your career.
In order to gain more responsibility, it’s vital that you realize you have more power than you think you do. To help you in the pursuit, we’ve outlined four immediate actions you can take — beginning today.
How to Boost Your Career ASAP
1. Be Flexible
Peter Handal, CEO of Dale Carnegie Training says, “A lot of companies want us to work with their employees about how to get out of their comfort zone, how to adapt. Somebody’s job today may not be the same as next year.”
And why would you want for your job to be the same? By growing your skill-set and responsibilities, you’ll open yourself to a world of possibilities.
2. Become a Stellar Communicator
Holly Paul, U.S. recruiting leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers shares that when meeting with applicants, communication is everything. To thrive in any workplace, you must learn how to communicate your ideas clearly and be able to resolve conflict with team members.
3. Improve Your Productivity
Take measures to be more proactive and use your time wisely. Don’t always wait for a problem to occur before taking action. Take an inventory of the various areas of your organization that need improvement and work within your authority to make things happen.
Meredith Haberfeld, an executive and career coach says, “My clients are looking for employees that have a great ability to understand what is wanted and needed, rather than needing to be told.”
4. Carefully Craft Your Personal Brand
Pay attention to the thinks you say and do. Each and every action you take (or fail to take) impacts your personal brand. It isn’t that you want to create a fake persona in order to impress others — rather, you want to grow into a person that people respect and depend on.