Good opportunities must be seized. This is especially true in the job. When you apply for a position, you should already ask yourself what opportunities your company offers and what the general situation is with regard to career opportunities.
Nothing is more frustrating than doing the same job day in, day out, or constantly pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and not being rewarded for it. Reward doesn’t always mean more money. Rather, most employees want recognition, fulfillment, appropriate opportunities for advancement, and a good work-life balance. Unfortunately, not all companies offer this by a long shot.
Companies that have understood the benefits of motivated employees open up various opportunities, further training measures and career opportunities for your team within the scope of your possibilities.
What can you do yourself for better chances in your job?
Do you know the drawing that shows a donkey on a leash pulling a cart? Above him is a long pole with a carrot hanging in front of his muzzle, but the donkey can’t reach it. He runs and runs and, of course, doesn’t come an inch closer to the carrot.
Why are we telling you this story? We want to avoid that you set your goals too high and therefore unattainable. Goals are good, but they also need to be realistic. You need a sense of achievement in order to continue to grow and ultimately make a career for yourself. If you never reach the goals you set for yourself, this will only lead to frustration and demotivation.
However, if you are properly motivated, you can move mountains. Show your boss that you can take the helm and are willing to do something about it. You have a much bigger impact on how your career develops than you think. Don’t wait to be approached, but take every opportunity you can to get yourself in the conversation.
For example, if you’re looking to move into the sales department, you could take some training while you’re on vacation. You could acquire specialist knowledge at home in the evening or, or, or. When you then ask your boss for the transfer, you can tell him with conviction: Because I am the best person for the job.
Finally, a special tip: People who have had a great career did not do it because they are perfect and flawless. They did it because they saw mistakes as experience and enrichment and learned from them how to handle similar situations better the next time.