Managing your Career: A 3-Step Guide

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

There are over 130 million full-time employees in the United States. The main thing you need to do to keep yourself motivated as a full-time worker is to seek out advancement opportunities. Choosing the right career and adequately managing it is one of the most challenging tasks on the planet. If your career journey is leading out into the job-seeking world, you need to adequately prepare for this experience.

If you are about to start applying for new jobs in your industry, ResumeBuild suggests looking over your existing resume. The ResumeBuild website offers a number of appealing resume templates you can use. With the right template, you can make your resume more appealing to a hiring manager.

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Are you looking for helpful tips on how to manage your career? If so, check out the helpful tips below.

1. Have a Heart to Heart With Your Existing Employer

Some workers fail to realize just how many advancement opportunities existing in their current work situation. The biggest mistake you can make when trying to manage your career is failing to speak with your existing employer about what your goals are. The more your employer knows about what you want to do with your career, the easier it will be for them to find advancement opportunities to fit your needs. Going out in search of a new job before talking things over with your existing employer is a horrible idea.

Starting over at a new company can be frustrating and stressful. This is why you need to do all you can to stay put and take on new roles with your existing employer. Having a heart to heart talk with your employer or supervisor is essential when trying to get them on the same page. If your existing employer doesn’t seem open to helping you accomplish your long-term career goals, you may need to seek out a new job.

2. Continuous Education is Vital

Adequately managing your career takes a lot of hard work and perseverance. The only way you can accomplish your career goals is with a positive attitude and continuous education. Learning more about your industry and the changes it is undergoing is crucial to your long-term success. Staying on the cutting edge of your industry will make you more valuable to your employer.

Luckily, there are a number of online resources designed to help people continue their education. Ignoring the need for continuous education can lead to you getting passed over for promotions. This is why you need to show your employer you are willing to work hard to accomplish your goals.


3. Embrace Networking Opportunities

Accomplishing your career goals will also require the help of other like-minded business professionals. Most people fail to realize how important networking is. Getting to know other business professionals in your industry can help you greatly in the future. The connections you make can help you find new opportunities.

It’s Time to Get to Work

With the information in this article, you can begin the process of accomplishing your career goals. The right attitude and hard work will help you get to the top in no time. 

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