New Year, new plans. It’s that time of the year when you have new goals, both personal and professional. In such a scenario where you have a lot listed to do, pursuing a distance learning course could be your best option towards balancing your education and professional aspirations. As everyone around you is scuttling to take charge of their lives , we’re here to help you start afresh and take your career to the next level.
Follow these 4 steps and boost your career this year.
- Set small goals, regularly.
Break down your long term goals for 12 months into smaller goals. This makes them more tangible, not to mention achievable. Form a list of skills you wish to learn this year, and break it down in a way where you’re working towards completing this list every day of your life. Inculcate knowledge that will help you advance in your career. Set realistic deadlines to learn.
Make sure you get feedback for the work you’re doing.
- Be curious
Be curious about your industry, be eager to learn more about what’s happening. Re-visit what you have worked on in the past, review your work, see how far you’ve come and see what you’ve learned so far. You’ll realize why curiosity isa great thing to have, and will take you a long way.
Study your industry, ask experts about the recent events in your field. Read. Read informative blogs, articles, magazines, listen to news, but never forget to be curious and well informed.
Take both online and offline networking seriously. Connect with people on LinkedIn with personalized messages; add introductory cover letters to your emails while reaching out to leads. Networking is all about creating a positive impression. Attend relevant industry events and meet as many people as you can. There is always something new to be learnt.
- Always keep an updated portfolio
Change the template of your profile, highlight what you feel are your most important and relevant skills. Use online softwares(free) to make the CVs attractive. Tailor your portfolio according to the job.
A successful career doesn’t happen overnight. It needs planning, tending, and frequent review. Moreover, you also need a strong degree to back a successful career, in which case, enrolling for a distance MBA from SMU-DE, one of India’s best distance learning universities, would be a good option.Are you ready to take your career to the next step?