Do you have a 5- or 10-year career plan? Are you actively trying to move up the career ladder? If so, we can help.

Planning and succeeding with career goals isn’t always easy, but with consistency and determination you can stay on track and reach your goals.

Here are 6 tips to help you succeed with your career goals.


1. How To Succeed With Your Career Goals: Reflect On Your Career Every Month

If you really want to move forward in your career, you should make reflecting on your career a regular habit. Sit down at least once a month and write down both your long-term and short-term goals. Break the goals down into weekly, monthly and yearly goals, and take time to track their progress. What are you on track with? What is falling behind? How can you alter your current workday to make your goals more achievable?


2. Spend Time Researching Career Options

It can also be useful to regularly spend time researching your career options. Many people start their career and simply advance within the company they work for, but it is entirely possible you could find a more interesting (or better paid) role within another company or industry.


3. Have A Positive Mindset

It is very important to have a positive mindset when it comes to your career. Believe in yourself and your skills, and remind yourself that you are capable. Have a proactive mindset towards your career; listen to podcasts in your field, actively make connections and focus on the future (rather than the past).


4. Understand The Importance Of Persistency

It is also essential to understand the importance of consistency and hard work. Applying for a bunch of jobs once could pay off, but you are more likely to succeed if you actively search and apply for new jobs every day. Remember that when you work hard for something, it is more likely you will be rewarded.


5. Embrace Constructive Feedback

Some people really dislike constructive feedback, but in reality this is one of the best ways to be aware of weak spots or issues. So if someone offers you constructive feedback, listen carefully rather than being defensive. This allows you to constantly grow and improve.


6. Think About Your Passions

Finally it is important to think about your passions and interests. Think about the things that inspire you about your career and life; what do you truly enjoy doing? What skills would you like to improve? You may discover that you are passionate about a different industry, in which case you may need to enrol on a course to reskill. This may seem scary, but it is often worth it!

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