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Career Advancement Strategies – Part 1 of 2

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Introduction

The long-term economic impact due to the COVID-19 crisis is unclear; therefore, you should strategize on career advancements to distinguish you from others.

Now that millions of people are working remotely, they have more time to plan and take action to make a change in this competitive world.

This ongoing disease has brought in multiple threats that call for mindset tweaking. Use this time to drive your career in the right direction.

Be ready for your next big move and here are a few tips on advancement strategies:

 

Learn soft skills

Since the onset of the pandemic, most companies were pushed to switch gears very quickly to get work done.

Staff members have no option but to master new soft skills of dealing with clients from a distance.

Now that everyone is working remotely, you have to gain skills that will help you communicate effectively, respond to new challenges, and improvise if things don’t go as planned in the virtual world.

To advance your career, these soft skills will help you in giving solutions to challenges that come with Covid.

Remember that problem solving skills are vital, and you should be in a position to come up with adaptable solutions to flourish and be successful.

 

Be adaptable

Adaptability and flexibility skills are a plus now and in the future.

They encourage you to stretch your creativity in such a way that you end up with a plethora of ideas to accomplish your goals.

This is the perfect time to learn since most organizations are offering freebies or courses at a lower cost. With the crisis, you need to devote your time to pursuing worthwhile goals.

 

Listen to podcasts and read books

Lately, people have turned to create content that will help people advance in their careers through online platforms.

There are hundreds of books, podcasts, and other outlets that will teach you about the business world, career advancement, workplace culture, and specific industries and skills.

If you start consuming this content now, you will be far ahead in your career.

If you have tight schedules then commit at least five minutes every day to listen to podcasts; it’s the little investment that matters in your career.

Podcasts tend to spark some ideas to help you develop a skill, offer you more expertise, or introduce a new industry wave that you’d love to learn more about.

 

Help others!

Reaching out to help other people increases your network pool. You get to benefit a lot through helping people since you will attract great things to your life.

If you get to be a mentor, it assists you to focus more on your career field as you impart wisdom and knowledge to a protégée.

 

In closing

Now is a great time to invest in yourself. Learn from others and share with those around you.

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Success is near,

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