You know how some people seem to get all the right opportunities?
It’s not luck.
They do one thing differently:
They create their own opportunities!
Instead of waiting for a company, a manager or the universe
to give them what they want, they go out and get it!
If you feel like you are stuck in place, stop waiting and start creating your opportunities.
Here are 3 things you can do TODAY to get started:
- Volunteer internally. Offer to take on extra work for an opportunity to gain experience and new skills.
You want to be a manager? Mentor a junior employee. You want to gain technical skills? Help the dev team clean their backlog.
- Ask for opportunities.
Tell your manager what you are trying to achieve, they may be able to help you if they know what your goal is.
You can also take the load off of your manager by offering to tackle specific tasks that could lead to the opportunity you want.
- Look for problems you can solve.
What are people around you complaining about?
What is keeping your manager up at night?
Do you think there is a way to improve an old process?
Take the time to look for problems and then do the work to fix them.
If you want to get the best opportunities to grow your career – create them!