How, exactly, do you determine job success?
The first step is determining which areas or aspects of your job should be measured in terms of success. After all, as the saying goes, "If you can't measure it, then you can't improve it." And enjoying professional success is all about continual improvement and development.
The two critical areas of job success are as follows:
#1 - Technical skills and aptitude
Technical skills is another name for "hard skills." These are the skills that involve the technical aspects of your job. For example, this would include working with machinery. If you're working in an office setting, it would include working with a computer and with related computer software programs.
As you might imagine, the greater your proficiency with these skills, the more valuable you will be to your current employer. And the more valuable you will appear to any potential future employers.
#2 - Everything other than technical skills and aptitude
This includes everything else that you do in the workplace and how you do it. While technical skills are often referred to as "hard skills," these are commonly labeled "soft skills," since they often pertain to how you interact with other people.
However, this also includes intangible attributes such as your attitude and work ethic. Once again, these are forms of value for your employer. The better you are in these areas, the more valuable that your employer will consider you to be.
Take a few minutes to evaluate yourself in these areas. First, how proficient are your technical skills? Would other people consider you an expert in a certain area or areas? If so, which ones?
And what about everything other than technical skills? How well do you work with others? How would somebody else characterize your attitude and work ethic?
These are important questions to ask. That's because your answers can provide you with a starting point in terms of your efforts to improve and enjoy job success and career success in the future.
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