Category: How to advance in your career

How to advance in your career

How to apply your values throughout your career

Our values shape the career choices we make and play a significant role in our life. They are the things that are most important to you about the way you live and the work you do. Being clear about your values can help with decision-making throughout your career.

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How to advance in your career

Giving and receiving criticism

If you want to build a great career, you need helpful criticism from time to time. Other people need to let you know where you’re going wrong and which skills you need to work on. Let’s look at how to give and receive helpful criticism.

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How to advance in your career

Have a long-term career plan

Some people know what sort of work they want to do from an early age. Others don’t decide until much later. However, it’s always a good idea to think about which direction you want to go in. Do you want to become a consultant? Is your goal to be a specialist in a technical field? Do you see yourself as a leader? Are you inclined to be a freelancer? Would you like to start your own company? Perhaps you aren’t quite yet sure what you want to do. Nonetheless, you can still consider your career goals and take steps in the right direction.

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Help to do your job well

How to deal with good and bad managers

During your career, you’ll work for some managers you think are ‘good’ and others you think are ‘bad’. You can learn a lot from both. Aim to get the most out of both situations.

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Help to do your job well

How to avoid misunderstandings at work

When people misunderstand one another, everything takes longer and feels more tiresome. You try to say something to a colleague but they don’t understand you. You don’t know why they’ve misunderstood and, when they try to explain, you misunderstand them. You could go round and round this loop forever.
If you can avoid misunderstandings at work, you will be much more effective.

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How to work smarter, not harder

Of course, it’s important to work hard. But you won’t get far in your career just by trying to work longer hours than your colleagues. The key to success is to work smarter, not harder.

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