How to Take Your Career to the Next Level

Most people want to move forward in their careers. Whatever job you may currently be in, there will always be an opportunity for advancement. However, it is up to you to make sure you see that advancement happen. While there is no set time limit on how long you should stay at a current job before a promotion or move on to another opportunity, it is important to always show how your talent and skills can lead you on to the next level.
  1. Look for a mentor. A mentor is someone in your profession or career field that can help you see your career and opportunities from different angles. While you can have a mentor at your current company, having one that works for a different company could be better so there are not issues of conflict or competition.
  2. Keep your knowledge and skills up to date: In order to advance in your career, it will be important to grow with your career's needs and trends. It's also important to be flexible and adaptable as your career will continue to evolve over time.
  3. Bring up you accomplishments in your annual review: Keep track of all your accomplishments and present them to your boss at your annual review, (if not sooner).
Last but not least, think about where you want to be in the next 5, 10, and even 15 years from now. This will help you visualize the type of career you want, and where you see yourself going in your career. If you have a clearer picture of where you want to go, it will be easier to put these plans into action.
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