“Hey Young man, howdy? Come…come, let’s take a seat in that corner.”
“Korku, please get me the usual! And fix something urban and trendy for the young man.”
Now let’s look at the trajectory of your career. The line is straight and not moving up. We need to change that. To achieve growth, you must do things differently.
This is our first article in our #EmployedPrenuer series.
“Now finish your drink while we draw a plan.”
1. Go Beyond Paper
Your manager gave you a Job Description (JD) and is that your Bible? Very much so! That has been your guide. That’s great, but abiding solely by it won’t help. You need to:
– Go beyond that JD and be solution-oriented on every task around you
Young Pro, please take it easy on the drink. Don’t rush it.
2. Level Up Your Qualification whiles you are still Young
When you got your job, you had a degree. But afterwards, you’ve relaxed. That is another reason that line isn’t moving, at least I’m sure it’s not towards an upwards direction.
Learn! Learn! and Learn!!!
Learn new skills as related to your field or one that you would want a future built on. Get a certification if you can’t further your full time paid up degree.
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3. Find A Career Guide
You see that line we are trying to push up? Many have pivoted way higher than that before now. Why am I saying this? A wise man once said, “He who finds a mentor finds a leader who can guide their path”. Find a mentor in your field.
And stop spilling the drink…
4. Document Achievements
When you go above and beyond to achieve something great outside your JD, write it down and save it in the bank. Compile all of them, pull out the sack on the day of your Performance Appraisal and give a detailed analytical breakdown of how you have added value.
Don’t choke on the drink, take gentle sips!
5. Ask For More.
Ask and ye shall receive. Have you thought of adding more responsibilities to what you presently do? Aside from it being a psychological approach to leaders, it also shows that this egg is ready to hatch. The child is ready to grow. The line ready to move, upwards!
Sorry chap, I’m up for another appointment. We’d talk about the points in details so hit me up for another session within the coming week. “Hey, drinks will be on you.”
“Cheers and all the best!”