The dog days of summer are a great time to take stock of your career and its trajectory or lack thereof. There are times in the summer where things slow down as teammates and managers are taking their requisite trip to the beach. And as stewards of your own career, you should be consistently managing their career. Related: 10 Bad Habits That Can Harm Your Career Your manager is not responsible for your career, you are. They are responsible for your output. So waiting until annual review time to determine your goals and accomplishments is a bit foolhardy. But here are 10 things you can do today and this year to improve your career.
The world will be very different in 10 years. Some of the changes we have seen in the last decade are likely to accelerate. Globalization will increase, as will its impact upon American lives and families. Work, at all levels, even managerial, will continue to be done where it can be done at the lowest cost and sold where it can command the highest price. Even C-Suite jobs will be outsourced. Related: 7 Vital Habits Of The Successful Professional Want to be successful? Doing some of the things listed below will keep you ahead of the curve. Doing all of them will make you phenomenally successful. Here are some tips on competing globally:
I am blessed to have some of the best bosses coach me when I first entered the working world. They passed to me what seemed like, at that time - pretty obvious things one would do when in the working world. What seems pretty obvious as habits for career success isn’t always so. As you start on your career path, you begin to forget some of these basic habits. Therefore, it is essential to drill these habits deep enough to remember them.