Career management is most of the time not properly taken care of by many people. But, in order to be successful in your career, there should be some steps to be followed and be serious about them.
Here they are:
1. Career Vision
Before anything else, this is the first thing that you should do. It’s like going on a trip. You should know your destination. Driving without knowing where you’re going to is wasting time, gas, and even your sanity. Career is also like that. You should know where you want to end up. Career Management is visualizing where you’re going and the reason why you’re heading there. You may not know the exact way on how to get there but at least you know your destination. Make your family as your inspiration to have a better vision of your career.
2. Career Road Map
To start with this, you should do something to enhance what you already know to reach your ultimate goal. Be up to date on the things that are related to your skills/talent. For example, if you are a virtual assistant, don’t just stick on plain office work. Try to widen your horizons; research online what is new that will make your skills more valuable. If you are good at Facebook and you have friends, why not learn the ins and outs of it to make yourself an expert on this field so you can add more skills to your original skills. You can be a social media manager by assisting start-up companies with their social media accounts. This way, you’ll be a multitasking virtual assistant not just an administrative assistant. Career Management is following the road to your success by investing more effort and time to be great in your chosen field. Improving your life with every step you can take.
3. Update your Online Profile
As a freelance contractor, you should not let your online profile grow old and cold. This is your online resume, reflecting who you are and what you do. Make sure you add new finished projects to your portfolio and keep in touch with your clients so you can make them as your reference someday. If you update your online profile, you’ll not have a problem making it from scratch when a great opportunity comes. Your online profile speaks a lot in landing on a great project. This is your tool in selling your skills to your prospective client. Sound knowledgeable and confident in presenting yourself. If you’re not confident, how can you expect the client to be confident enough to trust you to work on his project if you are not sure yourself on what you’re going to do for him?
Career management is not just focusing on oneself. It’s also building a regular good working relationship with others and maintaining it on a long term basis for future purposes. This will help you in the future when you’ll be hunting for work at home jobs. Knowing the person is not enough; try to create a friendly environment and real relationship with like minded people because sooner or later this people will help you land on a job. Don’t be a ladder climber, don’t fake any relationship. Be open and true because these people will soon help you advance your career. Who knows? So, build a big network and be nice.
Career management is to be done wisely throughout your entire career to meet your goals and be successful. It’s not just looking for a job but staying in a job where you can share your passion through the rest of your working life to be successful.
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