Professional growth is essential to a satisfying career. Even if you are comfortable in your job, taking time to better yourself will always be better for your career. Here are six ways you can better yourself and better your career:
Employees who are known as consistently reaching goals are seen as most valuable.
Build your network
Not only will networking help your employer, but it will also help you. Companies depend on employees networks to make sales and close deals. But, a well-developed network can also be a source of mentors, friends, referrals, and job opportunities.
Step outside of your comfort zone
The more you push yourself, the more you realize how capable you are of doing the things you thought were impossible. You’ll feel more comfortable in situations that used to scare you which in turn makes you more self-assured.
“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Roy T. Bennett
Seek a mentor
A career mentor is someone who shares their knowledge and expertise with you in order to help you set goals, fix problems, and make good choices along your career path. How can you find a mentor? It can be easier than you think. A former boss, professor, or friend can be a mentor. This is where you network skills will come in handy.
Ask your boss to give you feedback on things that you can improve or add value to your team.
Continue to learn
Spice up your resume with a new skill. There are so many different ways you can continue to learn in this day and age. Whether its online through a website like Lynda or from a mentor, learning a new skill is so valuable.
“Unless we progress, we regress.”― Dwight Eisenhower