Set clear goals
Set clear and detailed goals about your expectations and create actionable steps to help you achieve them. Some examples of professional growth include obtaining an academic degree, earning industry certification, learning new technology and increasing duties and responsibilities.
Once you have established your goal, break it down into a step-by-step action plan. A thorough professional development plan and implementing structured steps can guide you towards your goal.
Search for new opportunities
Look for opportunities to attend conventions and classes but also be aware of projects to challenge you and grow your skill set. By taking on new responsibilities, you will learn more about your potential.
Discuss your career goals with your boss or colleagues
Let your boss know your career aspirations, part of their job is your development and to help you become a valuable asset within the company.
Keep track of your progress
Growing is exciting but there may be times when you experience frustration or doubt – that’s why it is important to keep track of your accomplishments and regularly review your progress. This helps ensure you remain committed to your plan and allows you to improve your efforts if progress begins to slow.