Our Top 5 Secrets for Getting What You Want Out of Your Career
So, you made it! You’ve got a job in your field. Is it your dream job? Well no, but it’s a great place to start. The question now is: how do you go from little more than an intern to CEO status? The BG Team is here to help! The following tips will help you maximize where you are without getting you stuck.
Decide what it is you actually want: There’s no way you’re going to get moving without a destination in mind. While you might know where you want to go in general, make sure that you figure out at least what your next step is, and move towards that.
Stick with that idea: Once you know where you want to be, stick with it. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is a stellar career. Everyday remind yourself of your goal so you can keep it in mind when you’re going about your tasks.
Incentivize others: When looking for a little help moving up, help others too. People are much more likely to do you a favor if you’re willing to do the same for them. Not to mention, this goes right along with one of our favorite catchphrases - empowered women empower women.
Learn by doing: While you might be trying to continue forward in your field, you’re going to need to work on skills to make you promotable. At each stop on your journey, always remember to work on getting the most out of your current position so you can take your knowledge with you to the top.
Ask for feedback: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: one of the best ways to excel in your field is to learn from those who have been in your shoes. If you want to get to a certain position, it’s a great idea to ask your superiors for feedback to get you there.
Written by: Amy Minemier
BG Client + BG Blog Intern