20 ways to advance your career

To survive and thrive in today’s competitive environment, it is not just what you know. You also need to be competent. You must stand out from the crowd – be memorable, impressive, credible, trusted and liked.

“Success is never a destination – it is a journey.”

– Maya Sullivan

  1. Exceed expectations; deliver results on a or head of time.
  2. Manage your time effectively.
  3. Create a career plan with goals and training requirements.
  4. Move away from day-to-day operations.
  5. Develop strong rapport with colleagues, senior managers/executives.
  6. Get a mentor, accept guidance in your career.
  7. Know your organization’s goals vision, values, business strategies.
  8. Create opportunites to further own/business goals.
  9. Solicit feedback and assess the decision for purposes of continuous improvement.
  10. Communicate effectively to people at all levels of your organization.
  11. Build and maintain relationships with individuals who might impact your work.
  12. Plan, prioritize and organize your work.
  13. Manage own emotions and reactions.
  14. Balance the demands of your personal and professional life.
  15. Give yourself quarterly reviews, identify your accomplishments.
  16. Become your own sales team, market your abilities.
  17. Dedicate yourself to lifelong learning.
  18. Be decisive and action oriented.
  19. Commit to excellence and professionalism.
  20. Be self-disciplined.

About the author
Cecile Peterkin is a trained Career/Life Coach and speaker whose work centers primarily on middle managers and their various challenges. She also works with individuals who are ready to move forward, take action, achieve goals and experience overall life improvement, both in personal and in career. Cosmic Coaching Centre