Take Control Over Your Career-Steer It Towards Success

The dream of success weighs heavily on our eyes as we wake up. Since the first day you stepped in the office, you looked longingly at the corner office with the grand view of the bustling city or at the office of the senior that asserts his position through the display of countless medals and plaques. All that you need is the time and opportunity to reveal these hidden qualities and climb the ladder to success.

This would be the right time to remind you that nowadays job opportunities  rarely knock doors. Instead you have to grasp at straws and turn them into potential opportunities. For this, you have to sit back and introspect. Where do you see yourself in 5 years or in 10 years? If you are in the sales team, do you want to continue there or move to another department like administration or finance? Do not restrict yourself from aiming high. Now that you have established the upper echelon, you have to work out the path to reaching it.

The next step would be to work out a time line. According to your present position in the company, chart out a schedule spanning years taking into account the experience and position that you would have acquired by then.

After you have made a structure of the plan, it should be followed an assessment of the skills that you possess. These skills will portray how well prepared you are in making your dreams a reality. Write down the skills and areas of expertise you have gathered so far. Polish these skills so that you are proficient in them. Concentrate on the areas where you feel you need to equip yourself better. Use the trainings offered by the company to the fullest. This will help create a good impression on your seniors.

As far as career is concerned it pays to be proactive and motivated. A dream is real as long as one is asleep to make it real it requires hard work, determination and planning.

Successfully Climbing The Corporate Ladder

There are no shortcuts to success. You need to earn credibility to be successful in personal as well as professional life. For those who have just stepped in the field of professionalism, it is advisable to synchronize their behavior and working style according to the organization they work in. Here are a few tips that can help you move up the ladder of success:

Be An Observer:
Since you are a new member in the company, you need to observe the working style and the environment. Do not come to any conclusion, once you observe the environment, it will be easier for you to adopt their working style.

Be Innovative:
Innovations are always welcomed. Develop new ideas and schemes that can effectively benefit the organization. This can indeed mark you in the good books of higher authorities.

Working Hours Does Matter:
Those employees are always encouraged, who are willing to work hard. Make them realize that you are hard working and project your interest in the company’s initiatives. Therefore, focus on impact and not just output.

Be Independent:
Learn to work with minimal supervision; this will help you to outshine other employees working at the same level.

Be A Flexible Team Player:
Take the initiative to solve your problem and that of others yourself, before the higher authority asks you. Do what it takes to be a trusted employee for your employer.

Stay Away From Grapevine:
Maintain your integrity to have a sound moral image in the company. Do not participate in gossiping, as this could tamper your character in the eyes of higher authorities.

Expand Your Image:
Do not just limit yourself to your specific department. Try to be a part of projects that include other departments also.

When you work hard, success follows the path. Be a good practitioner of these simple rules and surely, you will climb the success ladder in the corporate world with ease.

Procrastination – Causes And Solution

Firstly the question that pops into any mind is – What Is ‘Procrastination’? Procrastination is a process to postpone or delay anything needlessly. It is basically a thief of time.

Sometimes procrastination is all due to poor time management skills. If you do have a time management problem then it is quite simple to suggest that you need to pick up time management skills. But in case you have good time management skills and still procrastinate, then you actually need to take a look at the following causes of procrastination.

Giving Attention To What Others Think:
Are you too anxious about other’s opinion about your work? Do you feel this makes you uncomfortable and delays your work? If yes, then you need to take deep breath and relax yourself from this extra burden. Just give your 100% for accomplishing your task. Don’t care so much about others because if you continue doing the same, then the repercussions can be much worse.

Cognitive Distortions
In case you overestimate the time required for the task or think that you will be more motivated to do it in future then you will surely delay any task.

Disorganization
The lack of skills to manage the task at hand can be a big reason for delaying. If you are a procrastinator then you will surely take up the smallest and easiest tasks first while the important tasks are left out.

Introspect deep within and try to analyze the root cause of procrastination in your professional life. Ask yourself, is it a perception or is it real that I lack the skills to manage my work? If you truly lack the skill then training is an obvious option. Someone to show you the ropes will also help. Remember, change is a deliberate and continuing process that may consume some time initially but gives you a taste of success at last.

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Essentials For A Great Resume!

What separates a good resume from the great? Basically, a resume is a tool with one specific purpose: To present an accurate profile in front of a recruiter and get shortlisted for a position. If it achieves the same, it works; if it doesn’t, it is surely not an effective resume. Unquestionably, evaluating resumes is a subjective matter. But in the same process, there are a few things that a great resumes need to have, to outshine from the crowd. Here’s a list of the same:

Concise And Complete:
A job-hunter should be able to include all necessary information in a brief manner, without creating information overload. Information should be included about every place an individual has ever worked and each high school, college, or university an individual has attended.

Highlighting components:
Often the most important determining factors in whether or not an individual gets the job, depends upon those aspects that are being highlighted in a Resume. Here’s a list of must-have Resume aspects that should be highlighted:

  • Experience:
    A great resume includes a list of job titles. A job title needs to be descriptive yet crisp, indicating the parameters of a particular position.
  • Duties:
    The best resumes include a description of duties for each position held. The list of duties can help an employer to understand the full range of an applicant’s experience.
  • References:
    An employer is not interested in mediocre recommendations or those from your relatives. Therefore, proper references i.e. that of one’s superiors, should be included in a Resume.

Write your resumes with the intention to create interest and to persuade the employer to call you. If you realize that a great resume can be your ticket to getting exactly the job you want, you may be able to gather required know and how of creating a resume that attracts the recruiters like a magnet.

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