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Developing Career Opportunities: Advice from FPG
At some point in our lives, we’ve heard about, and maybe even envied, someone who just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Luck could have smiled on his or her job opportunities, personal connections, awards, or really anything else.
If you’re merely looking for luck, you’re searching in the wrong place. However, if you would like to create your own career opportunities, keep reading.
To start, I’m a firm believer in strategy, work ethic, time management, and persistency to succeed in any and all career opportunities. In other words, if you create a plan and consistently work hard to achieve it — nearly anything is possible.
To help create your perfect career plan, I have created a list of some success building habits.
Curiosity is often forgotten after adolescence. However, it can be a valuable tool for your entire life. It encourages you to take in your surroundings, both in the human aspect and the physical environment. Let the curiosity of successful individuals help you adopt their methods and discover previously ‘hidden’ opportunities within your career.
You’d be surprised how much impact can be made when you alter your mindset for the better. No matter how ‘mundane and unimportant’ a task feels to you, seek a bigger picture and the impact you can have on your surroundings. Utilize positivity and your abilities to do the very best in everything that crosses your path.
You never know when a tedious task will transform into something extraordinary.
“Great things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” Abraham Lincoln.
If it feels like you are always left out of brilliant career opportunities, forge your way to the head of the pack to get first priority. You can carve a new opportunity by building your network, fine-tuning a talent, and learning new skills. Another way to find new prospects is by offering help in your downtime. Not only will you be owed some favors, but you are likely to impress the right people with your work ethic and team spirit.
It’s important to identify your ultimate goal. While your goal may grow and develop from year to year, it should always be a guiding compass.
Once you have a goal, it’s important to purposefully seek it out. Even if it takes you out of your comfort zone, push your limits and seek new opportunities.
Stay hungry, stay focused, and charge ahead. And, if you’re ‘lucky,’ these tips might just be the tipping point between career success and failure.