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Volunteer – if you can’t get experience you need at work – go outside work to get it – e.g.…

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Top tips on how to successfully fast track your career:

  • Volunteer – if you can’t get experience you need at work – go outside work to get it – e.g. event management, financial experience e.g. organising charity event
  • Train – take advantage of any training at work – also consider evening courses
  • Tell everyone what you want
  • Take on additional projects
  • Dress the part
  • Get to know everyone within your organisation – go for coffees at lunch
  • Take every opportunity to go to external work events – sales events, exhibitions so that you can talk to other people there about you and your career plans
  • If you don’t get what you want at your own organisation – move – take a risk
  • Become really good at talking about what you do well
  • Always have your CV ready to send
  • Identify someone in your organisation whose job or style you like – and model yourself on them e.g manager with excellent speaking – what does he do that makes him so good
  • Know your worth – check out your salary and what you are doing for it – and compare it with others
  • Ask others for advice on feedback on how to get there
  • Make friends with HR

Tell people what you want – Ask others for advice on how to get there – Take action – whether it is moving jobs, going on a course – it won’t happen by sitting still – you have to go out there and make it happen.

If you feel the batteries are running down in your current job – then either recharge them or get some completely new ones. If you don’t do anything – your career will have gone completely flat.

Fast-tracking your career is about knowing your destination, telling everyone where you are going and starting the journey. Too many people don’t even get out of the garage.

The most successful people I know are not those who are necessarily the best at their job – but are those who have taken charge and taken risks.

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Article by:

Corinne Mills

Article by:

Corinne Mills

Corinne Mills is the Joint Managing Director of Personal Career Management, she is a career coach with 15 years career management experience.

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