You are here because you want to accelerate your career! Congratulations on taking the first step to accelerating your career: identifying a mission! Accelerating one’s career means different things to different people. For some, it may mean getting promoted, others, to further their personal career development, and others still, to become an expert in their field. The good news is, by seeking to strengthen your competitive edge, you will position yourself to reach the mission you have set forth for yourself.
There are several key steps to accelerating your career, the first of which is to learn to promote yourself and the unique value you have to offer. Learning to toot your own horn and make your accomplishments known to your boss and to other superiors within the company requires shameless self-promotion. Being shy and quiet about your contributions won’t help you advance. Self-promotion is a critical component to getting promoted, furthering your career development, or becoming known as an expert. In order to accelerate in your career, you must learn to market yourself and your talents, which is only achieved through confident self-promotion.
Lastly, you must take initiative. Don’t wait for your boss to deliver you new opportunities on a silver platter. Don’t wait for your boss to provide you additional training. Don’t wait for your boss to establish your quarterly objectives either! Take the bull by the horns and pursue self-improvement. Establish your mission and the milestones it will take to get you there. Present them to your boss. Obtain career development on your own. Lastly, strive to make the changes you wish to see in your career instead of waiting for them to be delivered to you. Remember that anything is possible if you develop the right strategy and take initiative.