Career

Five Ways to Tweak your Career Planning

If you are embarking on a career re-planning journey, here is a list of four essential things to do

 

Know that you have possibly arrived at complete saturation and suffered a career burnout when you face extreme boredom at work, are tangled in a mess of conflicts and regret the absence of learning opportunities and growth. 

 

Excel at Job

Be it a project, research work or the regular job that helps you make a living, strive to excel and out-perform to set higher goals for the future and build great references to vouch for your candidature. If you give up on your current work responsibilities in the dream of bagging a better role in the future, you end up wasting the invested resources for nothing. Besides, your present job designation is brimming with new opportunities—be it networking, growing, learning and taking on new responsibilities. It would be a waste to act completely cynical in the present in the dreams of a better and promising tomorrow.

 

Set a Timeline

One of the predominant causes of burnout is being inundated with work. Nonetheless, irrespective of the workload, if you are keen on changing your career track, it is indispensable to burn the midnight oil. The first step to beginning with personal development and keeping a record of growth is to set a well-defined timeframe to determine how long before you upskill and scale the corporate ladder. Set certain goals which will later merit you as an achiever. A fixed timeline is motivating when you are struggling to progress battling the present ordeals.

 

Track your Achievements and Repeat

Career development or achieving a milestone should be a one-time event. Each year brings a new scope for achieving greater heights; to take major leaps. As you track how far you have journeyed and built new strengths / achievements, repeat the entire process till you hone a diverse set of skills to evolve and succeed. 

 

 Use a Skill-Boosting Window

Seize any opportunity available at your disposal that allows learning and growth. It might be at your workplace, institution or online training courses that can be availed at discounted prices. You may want to reach out to peers or mentors to sharpen skills and vouch for your candidature. Self-preparation, as you continue with studies or job, will help you navigate through hitherto unexplored horizons. Besides diversifying qualities and talent you are offering to the organisation, upskilling will bridge the skill gap and help you branch out to higher-paying job roles.

Puja Sinha

Coffee addict. Daydreamer. Hitchcock Fan. A post-grad in English Literature, Puja is a forever enthusiast of traversing long distances by rail. Her verticals of choice are entertainment, art & society. She can be found lazing in the garden when not fidgeting over deadlines.
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