How you can set yourself up to boost your career

The feeling at being at at crosspoint not really knowing where to go with our career whether within the company or outside is something that can keep us up at night. If you feel the urge of doing something about your career I hope my post can help you set yourself up the right way.

How you can set yourself up to boost your career


Why is that important :

If you do not asses where you are now and where you want to be how can you make sure your career can go into the right direction.

If you feel bad about something at work understand what it is and what you can do to change it. Our goals and situation in life change and we need to constantly reflect on them and adapt. Maybe you want less stress and pressure in your job and you want to change your career into something that provides you a better work life balance; or whether you want to have more responsibility and make the next step in your career reflect before deciding how to approach it.

How to approach this:

  • Reflect your situation what makes you comfortable and what makes you uncomfortable in your situation

  • Think about your goals what is your dream what do you really want right now

  • Think about how you can achieve your dream what would you need to know learn and do to get where you want to get

  • Check if your goals are realistic good goals should be SMART (Specific Measurable, Agreeable,Realistic and Time bound)

  • Adjust your goals and think about the best way how to achieve them

Take action

Why is this important :

Even the longest journey always starts with the first step, it is also important not to stop there but to continue going it. The only person that can improve or change your situation is you.

How to approach this:

  • Talk with your manager about your goals and seek support how you can achieve them together

  • Check if your career change is possible within your company

  • Explore and consider other opportunities to achieve the change you want

  • Make a plan how to get there and set your self milestones to check and reflect so that you can measure your success versus reality

  • Adapt your plan your milestones or your goals if the situation changes

Do not stop yourself

Why this is important :

Do not find excuses why this cannot or should not work. We are naturally against change and afraid of the unknown. If you have set a SMART goal go for it. Avoid distracting yourself or procrastinating; it is always easier to watch TV play a video game or be on social media then realising your own dream. Use your plan as a structure what to do and when and follow it with your own passion. You are the manager of your success and you own the brand you create about yourself.

How to approach this:

  • Use your plan as the structure and include timelines and milestones to measure how far you come every day

  • Avoid getting hold back by second thoughts change is the unknown but you can only experience the unknown if you dare to realise your own goals

  • TV, gaming and social media are nice distractions following your dream should be your number one priority do not get lost in the trap of self distraction

Conclusion in order to get well through tricky questions in a job interview :

  • Reflect on your goals and your current situation
  • Act plan and structure for the change that you want think about what it takes and set yourself SMART goals
  • Overcome the fear of change and do not seek distraction as a way to escape following your plan for change


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