Updated: May 30, 2021
During your career journey building relationships are important. Be sure to treat every interaction with colleagues as ones that could field future opportunities.
Know Your Strengths
Identifying your unique talents and value will be helpful as you choose or are given opportunities. Be sure that you understand your strengths are able to express how they relate to the mission and goals of the organization.
Practice Emotional Intelligence
Having a deep level of personal (self-awareness and self-management) and social (social awareness and relationship management) competence.
Keep Track of Your Accomplishments
Keeping track of your accomplishments encourages reflection to determine what the right career path is for you and what skills you want to spend time on developing.
Adopt a Growth Mindset
Leaders continuously improve and become more efficient and effective when they have an open mind to feedback, reflecting and failing forward.
Identify Colleagues for Mentorship and Networking
It's important to reach out to others to gain insight into what their career path looks like. This could result in building a mentor relationship or finding a career that really excites you.
How does your efforts relate to your broader career goals? If you realized that your current job is not for you, that's fine. Develop a clear sense of what your career goals are and what you need to achieve them.