Choosing a career shouldn’t be taken lightly. The choice and measure you make will affect you for most of your lifetime because it sets a course for you for decades.
How do you make such a choice?
First, realize that since you make that decision you have tons of option and you can make a backup plan. In other words, you not totally locked out into a single career for life. You can change your mind and your direction at any time.
Whether you change your mind or adhere with your original choice, you will need to take steps to advance and refresh your job and career often. It’s called Career Enhancement and should be a part of any career plan and path. I’m not talking about jumping from one company to another.
Most professions require consistent enhancement of aptitudes called continuing education. Professional organizations commonly advertise programs and assign credits for enhancement courses. Check with your HR for programs and training that can improve your skills.
If you aren’t in a professional affiliation set up your own career advancement program. It might be a basic class or seminars. Whatever your choice, evaluate and study your possibilities and make judicious measures.
Then, update your progress and update your resume. Keep a log of your classes, instructors and where you attended them. The real value in this will unfold as you prepare for your annual review, promotions or search course for a new job.
It comes down to setting goals, preparing a path for those goals and accomplishing them. What if your company doesn’t pay for training? You don’t stop! Despite the fact that you are alone on your path you can grow in your career. You ought to yourself.
Most importantly, take action. Continue taking steps toward your career enhancement goals even if you have the feeling uncertain. Action opens all sorts of unseen opportunities and explicates issues once you get going forward. Set your sights high, be excited with your goals and take action to move ahead towards successful career enhancement.