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Tips to Advance Your Career


Regardless of your career, you want to make sure you are in the best possible position. No matter how ambitious you are, it’s nice to know that you’re climbing the ladder and that you know you’re doing a good job at the same time. Plus, we spend such so much time at work, it’s essential to enjoy what you do, be challenged, and achieve the goals that you set for yourself. Of course, you can't do it all overnight or without intention, so, it’s important to plan out what you can do to take things to the next level. Monday's post was all about excelling as an adult student. To continue on that trend, here are things you can do to build your skills, experience and push your career forward.


Networking


To start with, the one thing that you need to be able to harness is networking. No matter where you are in your career or what level you’re at, making connections is the key to growth. Meeting people can open doors for you, teach you things, and even present you with opportunities.



Reading


Read books on everything from your own niche to business, to communications, and anything that can help you to grow in your field.



Courses


Take your knowledge to the next level with formal or online courses. Look into online MBA programs no GMAT or courses lead by experts in their field. This can be particularly necessary if you’re unable to get a promotion without a degree.


Side-Hustling


Working on a blog, freelancing or a creative side project on your own time will help you learn new things, pick up new skills, and it looks good to your manager at work too!



Volunteering


Finally, committing to a cause and volunteering your time is one of the best things that you can do for your career. Like networking, when you volunteer, you make connections that could open new doors for you. Not only that, you might find that you learn additional skills or pick up fresh ideas from your volunteering experience as well. In short, the more you look to broaden your horizons, put yourself out there, and try new things, the quicker you will be able to move your career forward!

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