11 Tips To Launch A Successful Career In Almost Any Field
Starting or changing your career can be a daunting tasks, but these pieces of advice will help you get through it with ease.
This is a great way to collect all of your relevant professional information is one place and refine your personal brand to show employer who you are. Include your resume, writing or other work samples, research you've completed, contact information, recommendation letters and social media links. Check out sites like Wix or Squarespace to get started.
Think of how your partner can help you succeed and aspire to your best self. A study conducted over four years in Australia found that people with caring and reliable partners often did better at work.
Having a groomed, professional appearance will only help you at work. It will help you feel more confident and according to a 2011 study, could make you seem more competent.
This way you can quietly get rid of some frustration while continuing to work.
Get to know your coworkers and learn about company culture and upcoming opportunities. No matter how singular your role may feel, you're all on the same team. Attend networking events and get a pulse for what is happening in your industry around the city.
Body language and tone of voice carry a lot of weight in the professional realm. Perform mock interviews with a friend or record yourself to pick up on any unintentional habits you may have that you never knew about.
Your phone probably has a ton of recording or note taking apps, but physically writing something down, helps you commit it to memory much faster.
To-Do lists accomplish quite a few things. They allow you to break big projects down into small segments, they keep your organized and help you remember exactly what you need to complete and they serve as as a record of your achievements. Use them. Love them. They'll change your life. Check out Asana or To Do Ist.
A study conducted in 2014 found that people who often feel guilty are less likely to want to team up on projects which gives them less opportunities to learn from their coworkers.
A confident greeting can set the tone for the rest of your working relationship with someone. Make eye contact and give a firm handshake to your new employer.