A few days ago I read an article about the skills that you need to master a careerist to 35 years. And the word “careerist” I use in a positive sense - this is a person who intends to build a successful career.
After reading this article, I decided to write a list of skills that you need to master a careerist at any age to build a successful career. And I am writing this list from the perspective of a career coach.
1. Know and use in the work their strengths. Sometimes they say "to know their core competence." Not! There is always a person who has the same strong competence as you have. Therefore, a combination of several strengths is important. It is she who gives uniqueness to the employee.
For example, I have the true value of “complete clarity” and two main talents: “the ability to structure information and establish causal relationships” and “the ability to intuitively find the necessary information”. In activities, I show "full clarity" through the search and structuring of information.
I know another person who has the same value, but he has other talents and, therefore, a different way to show the value of "complete clarity."
2. Know and realize your true goals. That is, to find your inner motivation, which explains why you are doing this or that action.
3. Know your interests (sometimes they say "favorite topics"). When a person is interested, he is ready to work even if there is no support from other people. Or if there is no good initial income, but there is a prospect.
4. To be able to plan your life, activity. Set goals regularly, write them down. And then record their achievement (or not achievement). In order to consciously develop.
In a broad sense - to be friends with time management (the ability to organize yourself in time). Here you can also add a balance between work and rest, proper sleep, a sufficient amount of time for rest, and socializing with family and friends.
5. Arrange support from a relative, friend, mentor, or coach.
6. “To lead” a “benevolent critic” - a person who will tell you the truth, ask uncomfortable questions, help you look at yourself. This can hardly be called a “skill,” rather, it is closer to the eighth point “effective communication.”
7. Be able to be in the resource state. Last time they talk a lot about it. This topic is also associated with time management: with the allocation of time to rest, with the ability to do important things in the most productive time (there is a hypothesis that each person has the most productive time). This also includes the topic of proper nutrition, sports, energy practices, etc.
8. Learn to communicate effectively with other people: present yourself, sell yourself, it's interesting to talk about what you do.
9. Show curiosity, interest in the new, striving for growth, development. Career is always “higher” or “deeper”.
10. Know your weaknesses, understand and accept them. Do not worry that you can not do well or quickly. Do not overload your psyche work on weaknesses. Learn to delegate such activities to other people.
11. Be able to say "No"! As a continuation of paragraphs 10, 3, 2, 1.