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6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn't Care About It

Keep a Journal

Keeping a journal with a record of your learnings and feedback (areas of improvement) can keep us on the right path, and speed up our progress, and learning too.

Listing out 5 or 10 areas of improvement and tracking the progress in weekly or monthly reviews is a great way to develop your career.

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6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn't Care About It

6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn't Care About It

https://hbr.org/2018/01/6-ways-to-take-control-of-your-career-development-if-your-company-doesnt-care-about-it

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Understand Your Performance Evaluation

Find out if your performance evaluation is according to what you understand. Identify your goals and key performance indicators with your manager, and discuss accordingly.

Solve your Blind Spots

Ask for feedback, learn from it and adjust your performance (or behavior) according to the areas of improvement that you get to know from others.

Example: After giving a presentation, talk about what went well and ask if there is something that you could have done better.

Keep a Journal

Keeping a journal with a record of your learnings and feedback (areas of improvement) can keep us on the right path, and speed up our progress, and learning too.

Listing out 5 or 10 areas of improvement and tracking the progress in weekly or monthly reviews is a great way to develop your career.

Increase your Visibility

Your routine work is not sufficient to get you noticed. Taking initiatives at charity work, company events, or in on-campus recruiting can help you become more visible with seniors.

Develop Expertise in The New

The world is going through a digital transition with new technologies like AI, cloud-based computing and Internet Of Things encompassing our work lives.

Developing expertise in an emerging area of growing importance can lead to promotions and other career openings.

Find A Mentor Naturally

Instead of directly approaching someone to be your mentor, which can be intrusive, try the organic approach in your normal conversations, so that a helpful senior can volunteer to be your mentor in a particular area of expertise.

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