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4 Ways to Boost Your Career Prospects Today 

By Contributing Author

Long-term goals are great. They give professionals direction and purpose, and they allow individuals to strive toward targets they otherwise could never have reached. But long-term goals are also frustrating in many ways. After all, it’s difficult to forecast years into the future. And, despite your best efforts, you may find that your long-term goals aren’t feasible, or that they’re not even worth pursuing anymore after a time. For ambitious professionals who are tired of waiting for their big opportunity, it’s important to know how you can take action today to advance your career in business (while also protecting your well-being). Check out these four tips for kickstarting your professional dream that you can complete right now:

Call up a Mentor

Feeling stuck? Not sure what’s the best way forward on your career path? Then consider calling on a trusted friend or confidant to get their opinion. Mentors are a great help to many young professionals, and they can provide trenchant insight into a situation that may prove extremely valuable. Sometimes a simple five-to-ten minute phone call can guide you toward meaningful progress. 

Sign up for a Class 

Most successful professionals go back to school after a period in the workforce. Whether to pick up specialized skills or increase your general knowledge, heading back to school is almost always a good decision that will pay dividends down the line. Alternatively, you may also want to consider online courses or E-learning alternatives. What is E-learning exactly? Essentially, it boils down to using online features to boost your education. Regardless of what you want from further schooling, signing up today can provide the spark your career is crying out for. 

Speak Up 

Have a great idea for a new campaign at work? Or maybe you’ve got a strong opinion on a new company policy. If you’ve been sitting on something big, it’s high time to let it out and speak up at the next company meeting. The only way your bosses will take your opinions seriously is if you take the trouble to voice them. It may be risky to share an unpopular or controversial idea, but if you believe in your convictions, you should express yourself. 

Quit 

Quitting your job is an extreme action to take, but sometimes in life the only way to go forward is to first take a step back. Feeling unfulfilled, bored, unmotivated, and drained at work is a sign that something’s wrong. And even if you don’t know what your next step will be, quitting could provide you with a foundation to figure it out. Having some time off will give you the opportunity to take a breath and plan your next big move. Remember, fortune favors the bold!

 

 

 

 

 

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