By Ann Gabriel | Negosentro.com
Today’s career choices have greatly improved compared to the previous generations. Career options have opened limitless possibilities across various levels and gender. However, the type of economy that we have has limited our options and we are now down to face uncertainties. Individuals go for the highly paid ones regardless of job satisfaction. In effect, most employees particularly the young ones go job jumping while looking for better options.
But what do you really need to succeed in the business world? Here are tips to help you win:
1. Develop a marketable persona You are your own salesperson promoting your personal brand. But when you’re creating a persona, how do you know if you are building a marketable one? Learn to capitalize on your skills, strengths and achievements to project a corporate image. Employers would often look for qualities that meet their needs such as leadership, interpersonal and communication.
2. Establish profitable relationships Building your own business networks will not only help you develop relationships and gain information but also help you level up your career. Seek out contacts who also share the same interests as you. Research suggests that workplace, relationships directly affect a worker’s ability to succeed (Sias, 2005). After all, everyone wants to work with people they’re in good terms with. Right?
3. Invest on improving your work skills Since businesses compete with other companies all over the world, employers want their employees to be competitive as well. Even if you haven’t really decided yet on what to pursue, making your time count by leveling up your skills will definitely serve you well in the future. If you’re not the “workshop learner” type, you can also learn these skills by enrolling in online courses available on the internet.
4. Motivation is the key There’s no doubt that life can go differently the way we envisioned it to be; but how you align your paradigm to these circumstances is what matters most. Begin each day positively. Motivation doesn’t always have to be extrinsic. When you learn to motivate yourself, no one can take that away from you.