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We now continue with part 2 of this post on how to advance your career.
You can read part 1 by clicking here.
Participate in assignments
Suppose a senior employee asks for some help in a project related to your interests, be the first to volunteer.
Participation helps you advance your leadership skills and diversify your awareness; therefore, it’s recommended to be at the forefront to assist.
In the case of promotions, the manager will recall that person who took up more responsibilities; this will help you to advance.
Volunteering will help you develop skills, get a chance to showcase your talent and ultimately advance your professional level.
Join professional organizations
It’s time to look into companies that focus on skills, for instance; Toastmasters International, which teaches public speaking, communication, and leadership through an affordable, self-paced program.
With more time on your hands (since many are now working remotely), take this chance to join organizations that focus on your personal and professional growth.
You should join to benefit from such networks and professional development opportunities.
A company might not offer in-person events, but you could enroll in their online presence via webinars and take part in any discussion forums related to your field.
If the company has no new projects, you can pitch your ideas on improving the environment.
You can propose a program that helps your business grow.
However, note that many businesses are not ready to spend huge amounts on projects due to the economic downturn.
However, you could still identify issues and come up with potential solutions.
By doing this, the management will look at you differently from others, and you will be more responsible in the eyes of the seniors.
Attend virtual networking events
It’s time to attend virtual networking functions to advance your career.
You should attend the events like you would show up for happy hour before Covid-19.
Many of the companies that hosted physical networking events are now doing them virtually.
For instance, people are using zoom features to assist attendees to interact, something that you can do wherever you are.
Though some zoom meetings feature speakers without any interactions, you get to listen and get details that will help you grow and understand trends.
To access such events, you can follow professional groups on social media platforms or sites like Eventbrite or Meetup.
The latest business landscape is faced with a lot of changes and disruptions. Therefore, people have to come up with strategies that will help them adapt quickly.
You have to transform and adjust mentally to remain competitive and agile.
This pandemic has more people having more time to evaluate and think outside the box regarding their career advancements for future purposes.
Therefore, take the necessary steps that will help you gain the upper hand.
It’s a perfect time to prioritize yourself and strategize on what you want to achieve, as well as make a few changes to finally reach your thrilling visions and goals.
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