10 ways to improve your career in 10 minutes or less

first_imgThe famous author and blogger, Michael Hyatt rightly said, “You must decide to become the architect of your own future.” Similarly, you are the one to decide how exactly to mould your career.Everyone dreams of having a perfect career, and it takes an awfully long time to get into the perfect zone where you are reasonably satisfied with where you are on the career ladder.But getting started is not just the thing, you need to show progress and excel in your career. In order to achieve something better, it is important for everyone to improve their career. So, today we bring you some simple things that can change your career for the better.Here are 10 ways to improve your career in 10 minutes or less:1Set small goals sharesIn order to excel in your career you need to set some goals for yourself. There are various things that you do when you are trying to achieve something in your career or when you are trying to reach a higher hierarchy. Setting up a difficult goal won’t help, you need to set small goals which are easy to achieve and which would lead you slowly to your final destination. If you set up a difficult goal, it would increase the mental pressure on you and it would also give you a low feeling of defeat if you are unable to achieve it.2Identify your strengths sharesIn order to express the best within yourself, you need to know your strengths. You should always know what your plus points are, which will help you in keeping confidence in whatever you do. There is something unique in every person; knowing your strengths will help you stay motivated and will encourage you to do more good work. But this does not mean that whatever you do is correct, don’t be over confident.advertisement3Connect with a mentor sharesA person who we always look up to is our mentor. This person can guide you in your various career stages. Your mentor should be wise and experienced, so that he/she can brief on whatever your shortcomings are or what all your strengths are. With a mentor by your side who is from your own career field, you can ask and clarify whatever doubts you have whether it is about your job, your chosen career or certain company insights.4Attend career events and network sharesAlways take some time out to go and attend some events, especially the ones related to your career. Find out details of important meetings or conferences, and watch out if your seniors are up with some presentations because those are the best places to learn. Google some career boosting events or workshops. Not only will they help you in your career but such places are also good for making new contacts.5Update your resume sharesTake 10 minutes out and take a look at your resume, see if it is up to date. Skills are developed every day and you are always in a process of learning, so add everything that you have learned in your resume. An up-to-date resume is really essential, because if you are asked by anyone about your work experience or about your skills, then you can straight away hand out your resume to that person.6Read various job postings sharesAlways culture a habit of reading various articles, especially the ones related to your career. Reading various job postings will benefit you in several ways. If you are trying to switch your job, you will remain updated with different job openings in companies. Other than that, every such job ad carries a job description which states what quality the applicant should possess. This piece of information will help you understand where you currently stand and what all qualities you need to develop and excel in your work area.7Get feedback about your work sharesYou need to learn about yourself, about your work and your performance. Self assessment is important but more important is to get feedback. Question your colleagues, office seniors and all other approachable people about your work quality. Both positive and negative feedback will work for you, but don’t let the negative feedback depress you, instead work on those points and improve yourself.8Share your ideas sharesWhen there is a meeting and everyone is discussing office strategies, listen to it very carefully and participate. If you have any ideas which can actually help, never hesitate to discuss any of them. Always share your ideas with your boss and discuss them, and later, ask your boss whether your suggestions or ideas were helpful. This way, your boss will notice you and appreciate your efforts.advertisement9Plan a healthy lifestyle sharesNever compromise on a healthy lifestyle. In order to succeed in your career, you need to be healthy first. If you make sure to take care of both your mind and body, the long office hours wont trouble you and won’t give you headaches. Exercise well, meditate, plan healthy and nutritious diets and maintain your health regime.10Take a break sharesSometimes you may feel down, and a big workload can actually frustrate you. Some signs show up when you are overloaded with work, you start making small mistakes, you feel overwhelmed, get irritated and you can’t focus on work. Work is necessary for sure, but these days the heavy workload creates a negative impact on both one’s physical and mental health. So when you feel low, just take a break. It will help you improve your productivity. Go places and do interesting activities, adventure sports or simply curl up in a cosy corner with your favourite novel.Read: Here’s how you can stop your best employees from quitting the job Read: 5 ways to decide if your chosen career suits your aptitude Click here for education related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img

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