If you’re in a rut when it comes to your career and aren’t seeing any signs of improvement, don’t stay where you are and wonder why nothing’s changing. Take on some strategies to actually make things work!
This is how you fall back in love with what you’re doing!
Be Curious About Your Industry
Try to read the latest news that has come from your industry and follow notable practitioners on Twitter. Keeping yourself in the loop is so important when you want to improve your career.
Get A Mentor
If you’re trying to excel in your career, why not arrange to be mentored by a senior member of your company? These people can offer feedback and insights into the world you work in.
Why not pick up a book about the history of your industry so that you can keep up with the latest news and trends? Reading should help spark new ideas, challenge your thinking process and expand your knowledge – all things that can be helpful in your career advancement.
Talk To Budding Career Girls
Use your knowledge to help younger or less-experienced colleagues, maybe even allow a university student to intern or shadow you. Having this responsibility may enlighten you to some of the information you may have forgotten about, and allow you to pass on your skills.
Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Don’t watch the world go by from the comfort of your desk, instead put yourself out there and try something new. This goal could be reached by speaking up in meetings, signing up for the office fundraiser or even offering to help your colleagues with a new project.
Get Linked Up
LinkedIn is a great way to network from your desk. It helps you to connect with people in your industry and check any job openings that may be coming up!
Organize A Lunch Date
We know it’s hard to be the new girl in the office, but everyone has been there! Try to make friends by organizing a lunch meeting, or even a quick coffee break. These plans can not only be productive but they can lead to life-long work relationships too!
Improve Your Business Cards
Does your business card really say a lot about you? Do you have one at all? Why not search online and design yourself a brand new business card you can be proud of.
Clean Your Office Space
Throw out those used post-its and buy a new notebook! De-cluttering your office will give you more room to work and think of ideas.
The Career Girl Academy is taking place on the 27th November. With classes on how to build a business from scratch, become a successful blogger, get the job you want, manage your money and get your name out there, we will help make 2017 your year!
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