Managing your career means dedicating your life to a boring
job that you hate, right? This is the farthest from the
truth. The fact is, you need to carefully and successful
manage your career now so that you can have the job that you
want then. Think it is too hard or impossible to get
anywhere? Here are some ways that you can successfully
manage your career.
Become an expert. Sure, you know your job, but doing your
job does not deserve any rewards. In fact, that is what you
are paid for. If you want to move up in the world, then
you'll need to know more, do more and be more. Become an
expert at your job and work on learning the next step up
too. Do not flaunt it, of course, but demonstrate it to
individuals when they need the help.
Talk to the boss. If you sit there and do your job day in
and day out, to the boss, it looks like you are happy and
content. But, if you want to be noticed and want to move
up, you'll need to present that information to your boss.
How is he supposed to know if you do not tell him?
Be a team player. No one likes the guy that is two steps
from polishing the boss's shoes. Instead, show that you are
a team player, willing to work with everyone and not one
that sticks there personal business out. You do not have to
like the people you are with but you do need to do what you
can to get along with them.
Always strive for improvement. If your job can be improved
it is only going to happen through you. Take the initiative
and learn more. Go back to school if necessary and show
your dedication to your company by looking for ways for it
to work better. No flaunting, of course.
When you want to manage your career successfully, you'll
need to see it from all aspects and become the perfect