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How To Have A Hot Shot Career Your Younger Self Dreamed Of

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As teenagers, most people daydreamed about starting careers that catapulted them to success and allowed them to have the most incredible career. You most probably pictured yourself as being that ‘hot shot’ in the office, leading the most incredible life. 

Of course, for many of us, the reality of our careers is somewhat less glamorous, especially when first starting out. Getting a foot in the door isn’t an easy task, and it’s all about who you know, instead of what you know. It’s a total cliche but it’s also totally true in most instances. 

It is possible to build a ‘hot shot’ career for yourself regardless of the connections that you may not have, it’s just a case of understanding the best approach to take when it comes to your career

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That being said, it is possible to build a ‘hot shot’ career for yourself regardless of the connections that you may not have, it’s just a case of understanding the best approach to take when it comes to your career. 

In need of a little inspiration? Have a read of the tips below that should help you to build a career that you can feel proud of. Read on for everything that you need to know! 

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Take initiative

One of the very best things that you can do when it comes to your career is to take initiative. Don’t expect things to simply fall into your lap – if you want something, you have to go out and take steps to get it. Each industry is heavily saturated with talent, which means that when it comes to your success, you need to find a way to make yourself stand out from the crowd. You need to be willing to take a new and fresh approach to tasks, and take steps that will help you to get noticed by your boss, in a bid to enhance your career and encourage your movement up the career ladder.  

“Life is all about evolving and constant change. Whenever we’re on the lookout for a new job, we have to find the appropriate reasons. Sometimes it’s not so straightforward, we end up falling into a career that provides us with a salary, so we feel inclined to stay with it, for fear that there’s nothing else out there. But when we get bored with this job, it’s time to change our career, not just so we feel happier in what we do, but also, finding something that provides the appropriate perks. Changing your career is never an easy navigation, but what can you do to ensure that you navigate it successfully?” – Changing Your Career Successfully

Assess your way of working

Don’t rely purely on your boss assessing you, your skills, and your way of working, take the time to assess yourself. There are a number of useful online resources that can help to make the process of assessing yourself a far simpler and easier job, such as this blog post about assessing your personality and its link to the type of career you should have. Ask yourself: am I in the right role for me? Look at how you work and consider whether you’re working as productively as you could be. Consider if you’re taking all of the steps you need to take, to advance your career. Constantly assess yourself, and you will do better as a result. 

Keep learning  

Never stop learning. Just because you have a job, that doesn’t mean that you should stop learning. Aspire to be constantly learning – if there’s a topic of interest you want to better understand, take the time to learn more about it. If there’s an area that you would like to improve your skills on, don’t be afraid to ask your boss to invest in a training workshop for you. Be brave and take learning seriously, and by doing so your career should go from strength to strength. 

There you have it, a few simple tips that should help to give your career the boost that it needs.

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