Improving Your Career A Contact Sport
By: Heather Eager
Shaping Your Career
You need to have great career skills to climb the
corporate ladder successfully. Career skills are
also crucial if you want to switch jobs within
your field. Your skills play a vital role in
differentiating you from many others who probably
have the same educational qualifications as you.
Marketing and negotiation skills and public
speaking and leadership skills are some of the
skills that if mastered, can help you excel in virtually any career field.
"Networking" To Advance Your Career
Social networking is one of the most popular ways
of connecting to people across the world through
the Internet. Networking enables you to stay in
touch with the right people and develop good
business contacts crucial to your career growth.
After all, getting a great job is all about being
at the right place at the right time. And
networking gives you a phenomenal power to stay
connected with the right people to advance your
career in the right direction. If you love to
talk and make friends, networking wont be difficult at all.
Networking simply requires that you interact with
people effectively. You don't need to be a close
friend of someone to get a job or ask for a
favor. "You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours"
is the overriding principle for getting favors
through social networking. There are a number of
social networking sites you can choose from.
Another way to network is to join a local
organization or a social club. Once you get into
the habit of socializing and meeting people on a
regular basis, you will be able to develop good
contacts that can help you progress in your chosen career.
Set Realistic Goals
To be able to enjoy career success, you have to
set realistic goals. Impossible, unattainable
goals often become the cause of disappointment,
dealing a blow to your self-esteem in the bargain.
Work With A Career Coach
A well-rounded career necessitates a good balance
of interpersonal relationships, recreation and
work. All these ingredients in the right
proportion will make your career more meaningful
than just a series of jobs. Work with a career
coach, partner, or mentor who can motivate you
and guide you on your path to success. A career
coach can help give you the necessary tools to
hone your business skills and encourage you to
stick to your plans. You can also be a part of a
support group or a group of likeminded people
with similar business objectives and career interests.
There are many effective ways to improve your
career. Always remember that career improvement
is a journey there isn't necessarily just one destination.
© 2007 Heather Eager. All Rights Reserved.
Recognized as a leading expert in the employment
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