Five Points from a Career Development Seminar

This week I attended a Career Development Planning seminar. The people in Talent acquisition put together a presentation demonstrating how to move up in our company. It was super motivating and informative.

I took away 5 main points from the presentation:

  1. You need to take charge of your career. Understanding that you can affect how the professional world sees you by bringing your “A game” every day is important.
  2. Goals are important and necessary to growth. Aimlessly trying to succeed makes life more complicated and stressful than it should be. Set realistic goals on a timeline and help keep you motivated to improve.
  3. Utilize resources and ask for feedback. In a company with multiple position types, or even just who you know on a personal level, you can gain insight into various aspects of the business world. Doing this also helps you network and cross-train to become a better candidate for a promotion or outside job.
  4. Research business news/ ideas. Staying up-to-date can help you in professional conversation. This isn’t most important, but it can help you stand out.
  5. Stay motivated. If you got turned down for a job or promotion, don’t mentally resign from your current position. Persistent, quality work and improvement can get you where you want. Just be patient.

We went over a lot of information in a short amount of time, but these five things are what stood out to me. I hope someone else finds them as motivating and useful as I do!

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