If you want to find a job and thrive in your career follow these 4 steps.
Whether you are just entering the job market or are already working there are ways to increase your level of employability, success and job satisfaction
Career expert Brian Tracy shares his secrets in the video 'How to Achieve Career Success in 4 Easy Steps'.
You need to size yourself up first.
Look at your strengths, weaknesses, qualifications, skills and experience. Be honest with yourself about your shortcomings and think about how you can improve or grow in weak areas.
"It's important to evaluate your own opinion of your performance." Before you can progress you need to have a clear concept of your value as an employee.
Assess your Competitors
The competition for employment is extremely high and it is necessary to understand what you are up against.
To really benefit from this step you will need to put your pride aside. Ask yourself how your competitors assets are superior to yours. "What do they do well."
"Evaluating your opponents gives you a competitive edge above your peers."
Create a goal-setting plan
Be clear about what you want out of your career. For example what will your role at the company look like in the next couples of years?
"Commit to what you are writing down."
Give yourself time to accomplish your goals. "Wishful thinking is not goal-setting." So be realistic about what it would take to achieve your goals.
Once you have a plan begin to action it immediately. Celebrate any advancement even if it is small this will motivate you to continue moving forward.
According to Tracy your satisfaction with your career is directly correlated to your own definition of success.
"Career success starts with your decision to pursue something you enjoy."
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