5 ways to make your career more successful

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Take stock

It’s time for you to re-evaluate your skills, talents and abilities, and where they fit in with your overall career aspirations.

“Review your work over the last year and see how your contributions made a difference to your department. Make sure that you can quantify your achievements in terms of efficiency, accuracy, increased revenue, cost savings or better customer-relations.”

Go Beyond

Sometimes, going beyond the limits of one’s job makes a lot of difference. Voluntarily take charge of a project which nobody was particularly keen on. It may impress your boss with positive thinking and will also help you to bag a lateral move you had been angling.

Change Your Attitude

All you need to renew your vigor about work is a change in outlook. Try and see the positives in your current job and stop whining about minor issues. Realize that with a fresh look, you can transform your role and make yourself indispensable to your organization. While improving all these professional skills may help you to create your own brand in corporate world.

Broaden Your Skills

While it is human nature to want to be really good at one thing, this can actually work against you. Employees who are versatile and have a broader scope of knowledge and skills are viewed to be more valuable. Find out whether there are other career options in your organization which interest you and enroll for the necessary training.

Renew Contacts

If you have neglected your professional and personal contacts, now is the time to re-engage them. Renew your involvement in forums, clubs, or blogs. Ask them how you might be of assistance to them. You might need their assistance if your situation changes.

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