If you want to be successful in your career long term, then you want to take steps today that will pay off down the road. Taking the time to plan and manage your path will help ensure a fulfilling and enjoyable career. Managing the professional journey is a skill we teach every Endless Executives team member, and here are a few of the steps we encourage them to take:
• Learn and Understand Other Roles: Not only is spending time with people in other departments great for networking, you’ll also gain valuable insight into the work they do and how it interrelates with the work you do. You may see a new, viable career path or simply get ideas on how to leverage the work of others to help move the company forward.
• Think Long Term: Don’t just think about your current position or where you’d like to go with Endless Executives. Think strategically about what you want the arc of your entire career to become. With this vision, you can begin strategizing and finding opportunities that open long-term doors. This could mean taking a lateral move instead of a promotion that puts you in a position later to do work you’d enjoy.
• Continue Learning: Whether you participate in a company book club or just assign yourself the objective of reading one book a month, make sure you continue to learn, stay on top of business and industry trends, and learn new skills.
Whatever your goal for your career, there are steps you can take today that will put you on the path to success. Once you know where you want to go, you can start networking, learning, and volunteering to work on projects that will help you reach those goals.
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