The Ultimate 8 Step Guide to a Better Career

Are you ready for a better career? If you love your job, there’s always room for growth and improvement, and if you hate your job, well… it’s time for a change. We’ve compiled an eight step guide to help you do some soul-searching, set some goals, and get inspired to succeed – a kick in the pants, if you will.

 

1. Do some soul-searching

In order to move forward, you must first do some soul-searching. When’s the last time you’ve been brutally honest with yourself in regards to your career?

 

2. Work Smart

You’ve heard it before: work hard and good things will come. However, sometimes working hard is simply not enough. Don’t get it wrong, it certainly has its place, but you want to learn to be efficient by working smart.

 

3. Take advantage of your resources

If you’re old enough, you can probably recall a time when the only career resources available were the Occupational Outlook Handbook and self-help books at your local library. Thankfully, it’s no longer 1994 and there are enough amazing career resources available on the internet to get you through retirement! To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of seven awesome tools you already have available to you !

 

4. Brand yourself

Thanks to the internet, personal branding is more important than ever before. A strong personal brand shows your boss, colleagues, clients and future employers that you’re serious about your career and industry. Unsure where to begin? Start by taking cues from the world’s biggest brands!

 

5. Break down the barriers

Many times, it’s not our job, friends, boss or any other external force that’s holding us back – it’s ourselves. As Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” (And he was right, right?) Are you ready to allow yourself to be happy?  down those mental barriers!

 

6. Get inspired

We can all use a little bit of inspiration! Need a kick in the pants to get you started on the path to success?

 

7. Stay informed

Whether you’re looking for a new job or simply looking to improve your career, Twitter is an excellent resource for career advice! In order to cut through the clutter, we’ve compiled a list of the ten best career experts on Twitter.

 

8. The final step?

The only thing left for you to do is to go forth and conquer. Here’s to a successful, happy and prosperous year for you!

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