In a previous blog post, we examined questions for reflection and for evaluating your job situation. That represents the starting point in terms of achieving job satisfaction and career success.
What are the next steps? We’re glad you asked, because we have the answer! There are two more steps. They are focusing on short-term growth and success and planning for long-term growth and success.
In this blog post, we’re going to discuss the steps involved with the former. We’ll tackle the steps associated with the latter in a future blog post.
You might be thinking, “What exactly is short term?” Well, the short answer is anything from a year to less than a year. The long answer is that it’s up to you. It could be a month, it could be six months, or maybe it is a whole year.
Below are five steps for creating short-term goals for job and career success:
#1—Start your day earlier.
You know how it goes . . . “early to bed, early to rise.” Even if you start your day early by just one hour, it can make a difference over time.
#2—Make an effort to get to know your co-workers better.
Job satisfaction and career success are all about relationships. The better your relationships, the better your chances for success. The people who are in your immediate circle are your co-workers, so it makes sense to build and cultivate relationships with them.
#3—Identify your productivity markers.
By what standard is your productivity measured at work? In other words, which numbers is your boss interested in the most in terms of your productivity? These are the things on which you should focus the majority of your daily efforts.
#4—Improve your performance.
Now that you have your productivity markers, what must you do to improve them? Are there certain steps you can take or additional things that you can do?
Implement a plan for impacting these numbers in a positive way. This will increase both your productivity and your value as an employee.
#5—Try to learn something new on a daily basis.
If you’re truly serious about growing your career, then you should also be serious about the idea of continuing to learn new things. Continuous training and education is a must, and it can be as simple as learning a new skill or even a piece of new information.
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