Apart from being Highly self-motivated and goals driven, very dynamic and innovative, and possesses team spirit. what other factors can help me in my career ?
If I could encourage the development of one aspect to everyone entering the workforce, it is communication. I mean all forms, by the way: written, spoken, body language, etc.
I have seen so many brilliant people who shoot themselves in the foot because they cannot clearly communicate their ideas to their colleagues. I've seen terrible ideas win over good ideas because the person fighting for the good idea just could not inspire or clearly communicate its value. I would highly recommend people take courses on communication, read more books, watch great speakers on youtube, and just try talking to people who they usually do not talk to (this will help you more than just about anything).
Once you can command your forms of communication effectively, you'll have a leg up from your competitors and your peers. When interviewing, you'll stand out as the candidate that didn't just clearly communicate their answers, but someone who without alerting the interviewer, made sure the interviewer knew why you were such a good candidate. When going through promotion cycles, your manager will know all the work that you accomplished and why they were important to the company, which will help make sure you are valued. And when you're having any kind of issues at work, you'll be prepared to make the best case for yourself, which will help you get what you want.
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Communication and Emotional Intelligence are 2 factors that I find beneficial in my career.
Communication has transformed mostly to digital in today's business, so the world is shifting from communicating in face to face to messages conveyed through emails. instant messaging, text, etc . Knowing how to communicate effectively this way is important. And also knowing when it is best to pick up the phone or schedule a face to face. I would also suggest looking into Communication Neighborhoods to help you better understand how others communicate compared to yourself.
Emotional Intelligence is gaining a lot of traction lately. There are several books out there that have assessments (such as Emotional Intelligence 2.0) that you can utilize to help you better understand where you are in terms of EQ and what you can do to improve.
- Effective communication: work to improve and master communication skills both written and oral (live). Take the time to practice public speaking to both small and large groups alike. Your ability to deliver key messages will always be key.
- Change Agent: work to become adaptable to any and all changes that come your way. The only thing that remains constant in life is change and so being an effective change agent becomes a critical skill set as you grow your career.
- Knowledge; commit to being a lifetime student and always be curious. This is important as you get further into your career and it is important to have subject matter expertise in your field in addition to strong general knowledge of the industry you are in and world around us
- Stay Fresh: Always come out of the comfort zone and take on new challenges and opportunities
- Personal Brand Creation: this is one of the most important things to consider as you embark on your career. You want to create a brand of integrity and reliability at the core, but then one that differentiates you from others. This is earned and not given, and takes a long time to perfect.
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I love the great qualities you already strive on!! Kudos to you =)
In the great words of philosopher Confucius, " Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in life." Go for what you love!! When you love your job/career it brings excitement, drive and a love that motivates you to want to always give it your all. Stick to something you are good at and enjoy doing it.
Connect with a mentor who you feel will help guide you and be that voice to make sure you have all the tools/resources to further develop your career. Be open and receptive to feedback as long as its coming from a genuine place. Lastly, network and build. I've been with Verizon for 10 years with 3 different job titles. I've been able to expand my knowledge, grow and learn!
- Communication: Able to communicate up, down and across the organization. This is generally one to the most difficult things to do however it can certainly be a learned skill and an area we can develop with work and practice.
- Development : You must have a passion for growth. Take the initiative to develop yourself and ensure you have a genuine interest in helping those around you become better both personally and professionally.
- Motivate and Inspire: Having the ability to motivate and inspire other is critical and trait highly desired in the business world.
Hope this helps and best of luck to you.
Emotional intelligence is a skill one should learn before entering into a career . This is the ability to use, perceive, and handle emotions in a positive manner. This is done to relieve any stress or conflict and overcome challenges. Being a great communicator also is a factor to consider. Verbal and written communication is needed everyday to succeed. Communication helps ensure conflict is avoided and can lead to networking in many fields. Additionally, problem solving is essential to be a key member of an organization.
Shannon C. Steward, MS, MBA
When you have a growth mindset, you demonstrate the ability and capacity to learn and improve and become a better individual, rather than stay complacent or be too arrogant to improve. In any career, constructive criticism, mistakes, failure - these are bound to happen. With a growth mindset, you listen and you learn to the feedback you are given and you emerge as a more well-rounded employee. It's great to be motivated, goal driven, and innovative; but if you are open to growing and learning, you'll become a better and better person, both professionally and personally.
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