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We now continue with some of our thoughts on shaping one’s future career path. If you haven’t done so already, you may read the previous post to this right here.
SWOT analysis for career growth
The SWOT analysis that you do for a business is not that different from what you will need to do on yourself for your self-rebooting efforts. Here’s why:
Your strengths will be the stuff that you do well and also feel confident and enjoy doing them.
In contrast, identify your weaknesses will require you to own up to some harsh realities and accept the things you might not be good at and areas you need to make some improvements.
You should know that weaknesses are nothing to be ashamed of, as everyone has them.
Opportunities encompass the possibility of something positive occurring. This can be the chance of you being able to manage your weaknesses or optimize your strengths.
You will also have to investigate for threats to your career at the moment.
Additionally, you have to examine threats to your career growth that you might face after completing your career reboot.
Expand your professional network
As you proceed to better your path, you should also be working on expanding your network.
This is because the more people know of your abilities, the more likely you are to get lucrative opportunities.
Many executives hire staff through referrals, as this comes with some level of pre-established trust.
In this era of social media, there are several platforms where you can quickly expand your professional network.
In addition, it will be beneficial to you if you got a mentor. An excellent mentor will be further ahead in your chosen career path than you.
Here are a few things that you may get from a great mentor:
- Advice on how to set goals and create action plans
- Motivation when you encounter challenges
- Training and coaching for the rare skills from their experience
- Guidance on the direction to take with the changing finance landscape
- Opportunities to showcase your skills
Be realistic and stay positive
If achieving substantial career growth was an easy thing to do, everyone would be doing it.
The fact that you are thinking about this while most of your colleagues are comfortable with where they are is already an accomplishment.
Now here’s one thing that we have to point out…
You have to understand that it might take much longer than you expect to achieve your desired career growth.
This may have nothing to do with you. Most of the time, the wheels of career prosperity simply turn slowly for many.
But, sooner or later, your opportunity will arise, and nothing will ever be the same again.
All you need to do is to stay positive and continue to work even when things get hard.
One more thing
Once you have achieved growth and moved to the next level, you should not sit comfortably.
Keep re-inventing yourself to get even better!
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