Success doesn’t come easy but it will come eventually with hard work and determination. Almost everyone starts at the bottom of the food chain when they enter the workforce, so don’t worry, you’re not the only one.
5 tips to progress from your entry level job to your dream job
After you’ve decided your career pathway, start making a plan on how you’re going to achieve your set goals . Make a list of the pros and cons of your current role and work on the skills you lack competency. Along with that, make yourself an expert in the skills you’re good at and enjoying executing. If you feel a little lost, have a chat with your supervisor to discuss your concerns and see if you are on the right track.
Look up to someone you admire
When looking for guidance, it’s a good idea to look up to someone who has previously been in your position. Choose a mentor who has reached a high level of success and they don’t necessarily need be someone you work with. You can admire an individual from a sporting club, a teacher or even a friend. It’s nice if you could take them out for a coffee and get yo know more about them and how they are in the role today.
Do your research
Research is the key to gaining a better understanding of a situation. When planning your goals remember you do not have to be in the same industry that you’re currently working in as. You would have key experiences from your job to take on bigger responsibilities. Through research, you will be able to see what industry excites you. A little piece of advice, if you don’t think you are educated enough in a particular role, under take a course to help you develop your skills.
Ask for feedback
Breaking out of your comfort zone to advance in your career is a big move. Ask your work mates for their advice, many of them would have gone through the same journey. You could also have a chat with your boss which would show them that you are looking for more responsibilities in your role.
Be friendly with everyone
Having work mates makes working heaps easier. You should be friends with everyone in your workplace as they could help you in your current position and future plans. You are always learning and preparing for the next step in your career, so take everyday as a learning curve and you’ll get where you want to be.
At the end of career journey be able to say ‘started from the bottom, now I’m here’.
For the full article please read the article in The Muse ‘5 Ways to Finally Get Promoted From Your Entry-Level Job’ by Laura Garnett https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-ways-to-finally-get-promoted-from-your-entrylevel-job