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So many people say they want to grow in their career. And I can understand that because who wants to do the same thing the same way in the same position for the same company for the same 40 years? No one! So, I get it…it’s reasonable to desire growth in your career. Well, I want to give you 3 ways you can do just that if you are ready to grow:

  1. Network-Yes, that’s right you must network. This skill is so important that they should give you this class starting in high school.  You must stay connected to other people to learn new things, learn new people and learn about new career opportunities. There are a large majority of jobs that are never posted, and you only find out about them through your network. Networks can be formal networks that you have at work with your boss or other leaders within your company. And networks can also be informal with people from your church, neighborhood or civic organizations you are a part of.
  2. Have Mentors-yes, everyone needs mentors in their careers. Mentors are helpful to be a sounding board, give you honest feedback and help you navigate your different career moves, twists, and turns. There are several kinds of mentors you can have, and many people often have different ones for different things or areas they want to work on.
  3. Continuing Education-if you don’t want to be stagnant, then you must invest in staying relevant in your field and continuing your growth and development. There are several free and paid options to stay abreast of your field and also to just personally sharpen the areas where you need help. Think about taking free classes at your local library, local universities or work. Also, consider getting certifications or joining professional organizations related to the field you are in.

These are 3 pillars to grow in your career and to make sure you don’t stay in the same place but move towards the career goals you want. If you need help in any of these areas, please drop me a note at barbara@careerpathwaysconsulting.com.
 
 I am here to help you and I want to see you WIN!

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