Career Growth Tips For The Career Driven Woman
Welcome back to the blog! I’ve been on a roll with this money series. In my previous post, we talked about a few paths to financial freedom.
Today, I have another post by a Hello Lovely Living contributor that offers a few tips for the career-driven woman and how you can propel yourself further in your professional career rather simply by applying any of these tips.
Change doesn’t happen over night, but by applying simple solutions to often daunting long-term goals, you can steadily work your way toward achieving all that you want in your career and in life.
Knowing where to start is often the greatest challenge, so here are five ideas that will help to get that ball rolling toward achieving more in your career in 2019 and beyond.
Get Your Life Under Control
The harsh reality of life is that it’s very difficult to focus on your career when pressures from all areas of your life are constantly at the forefront of your mind. The key is to be conscious of how your personal life impacts your career and to make sure that you are addressing any problems before they get out of hand.
Managing the financial fallout from your college years is one of the most important things you can do first because this is often where the financial burden originates when you are just starting out in your career. Being sure to have a plan in place is critical in relieving yourself of a lot of the pressure down the road, especially as new responsibilities begin to mount.
Meanwhile, stable relationships and living arrangements can have a telling influence on your career, too. Naturally, a clear head free of negative energy allows you to focus more on your work. In turn, this can only encourage quicker progress towards your career goals.
Invest In Your Look
First impressions count for everything in business. As such, it’s never a bad idea to invest in your appearance to boost your confidence and ensure you looking and feeling your best at all times.
A haircut, a few sessions in the gym, or a new dress can make a huge impact in how you feel about yourself and how you present yourself to the world.
It’s not all about physical appearance, though. A new resume or business cards could be the key to creating a more memorable impression.
Alternatively, a new website or portfolio will allow you to stand out in positive way. The importance of getting your foot through the door to be considered is huge, especially being that competition is steep these days, so be sure to always pay attention to the details in your presentation both on paper and in person.
Invest In Your Development
Education truly is the ticket to a better future. Even when you are well-educated in your chosen field, there's always room for further growth.
Medical experts, for example, can use online DNP nursing programs to further their education. Even if courses directly linked to the industry aren’t applicable, management courses can work wonders.
A better understanding of the latest tech developments in any chosen field would enable you to boost your productivity and value. This can only lead to larger earnings.
Speak To Your Bosses
Nobody is going to give you a higher salary if they believe that they can get away with underpaying you. With this in mind, merely asking for a raise could be the quickest route to an improved salary.
Check job boards to see whether the company is paying you a fair amount. If not, crafting an effective argument as to why you deserve a pay raise should be a lot simpler.
Even when increased wages aren’t possible, you can look at additional perks. If your employers won’t do either, perhaps it’s time to move to a new company.
Take Matters Into Your Own Hands
If the opportunities aren’t presenting themselves to you, there is another solution. Taking matters into your own hands by starting a business is worth consideration.
Even when cash is short, you can look to crowdfunding ventures and private investments to get your plans up and running and with the support you need to get started on a new path.
A lot of work is involved, but there’s no greater reward than being in charge of your own destiny. The fact that it could lead to huge financial rewards is also promising, so it shouldn’t be ignored as a potential gateway to achieving your career goals.
That is all for this post! I hope that this was helpful and that it offered a few solutions to how you can grow in your career regardless of where you are currently at. I support all the working ladies out there who hustle and grind day in and day out. No matter what we are called to do in our professional lives, we all have a unique purpose, and we’re ALL important. I’m all about supporting each and every one of you where you are at now while helping you to get to where you ultimately want to be.
Thanks for joining me! I will back again with another post really soon.