Getting ahead in your career is your responsibility, you have to take deliberate steps to ensure that you remain relevant. The following tips will help you in the process of advancing your career.
Building a network of professionals within and outside your field is a good way to get ahead fast. Get connected professionally and personally with important people, make the best use of every opportunity you have to connect with such people and remember to keep in touch as much as possible.
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Most professions have professional bodies that govern the affairs of its members. You need to become an active member of professional bodies that are relevant to your career, this is a fast way to increase your contacts and influence. You will also have access to news, relevant information and resource materials.
Conferences and seminars are great opportunities to increase your knowledge and to expand your network. They provide a good platform for professionals to share ideas, solve industry and individual problems. Create the time and invest your finances in such events.
There are several professional groups who have online platforms where their members can get connected, participate in discussions, share ideas and solve each other’s problems. Online platforms are a great way to also expand your network fast as a lot of professionals are members.
It is usually advisable to have mentors in the fields of your interest, people who have the kind of results that you hope to achieve. You should be sensitive is selecting mentors, ensure that they have the kind of results that you are looking for so that the relationship will be beneficial to both parties.
Obaro Aziza is an HR professional with specialties in Learning and Development, Training Facilitation, Talent Acquisition, Business Partnering, Performance Management, Talent Management, HR and Business Consulting, Business Development, Strategy, Business Analysis, Business writing.
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