Managing your career means dedicating your life to a boring
job that you hate, right? This is the farthest from the
truth. The fact is, you need to carefully and successful
manage your career now so that you can have the job that you
want then. Think it is too hard or impossible to get
anywhere? Here are some ways that you can successfully
manage your career.
Become an expert. Sure, you know your job, but doing your
job does not deserve any rewards. In fact, that is what you
are paid for. If you want to move up in the world, then
you'll need to know more, do more and be more. Become an
expert at your job and work on learning the next step up
too. Do not flaunt it, of course, but demonstrate it to
individuals when they need the help.
Talk to the boss. If you sit there and do your job day in
and day out, to the boss, it looks like you are happy and
content. But, if you want to be noticed and want to move
up, you'll need to present that information to your boss.
How is he supposed to know if you do not tell him?
Be a team player. No one likes the guy that is two steps
from polishing the boss's shoes. Instead, show that you are
a team player, willing to work with everyone and not one
that sticks there personal business out. You do not have to
like the people you are with but you do need to do what you
can to get along with them.
Always strive for improvement. If your job can be improved
it is only going to happen through you. Take the initiative
and learn more. Go back to school if necessary and show
your dedication to your company by looking for ways for it
to work better. No flaunting, of course.
When you want to manage your career successfully, you'll
need to see it from all aspects and become the perfect
employee, really. …
From the time we are born, one of the most important mental functions we perform is learning. As a toddler, we learn to walk and to speak. When we start school, we master the alphabet, learn to make friends, and start acquiring writing skills. We then continue to learn various subjects, mastering a few, performing just adequately at many while failing spectacularly at some subjects. Why do we perform brilliantly at some subjects and fail miserably at others? How exactly do we learn? You can find the answers to these questions and more by understanding the 5 basic principles of learning.
- The Learn by Doing Principle : Ever heard that experience is the best teacher? What it basically means is that the best way to learn something is by actually doing or experiencing it. A good teacher or training program before uses learner involvement tools, such lab exercises, fieldwork, hands-on training, group discussion, role playing, and audio visual aids.
- The Learn When You Are Ready Principle : The best time for learning is when we feel ready and motivated to learn. If you are not motivated enough, chances are you'll work half-heartedly. If you're motivated, you'll find something new to learn in whatever kind of job you do, which can extremely help you achieve your career goals. An instructor can help students to become ready by letting them know the importance of the concept they are learning, its relevance in their lives, and the benefits that they can get from learning it.
- The Learn What is Relevant Principle : It is easier to learn content that is meaningful and relevant to us than something that is irrelevant. For example, if you are learning to drive, it would make sense to learn basic maintenance jobs, like changing the oil. However, learning the whole theory behind how the car engine works would be of no use.
- The Learn by Association Principle : It is easier to start with something we know before proceeding to related, but new tasks. For example, when learning to draw, it is more effective to start with simple line drawings that we know and gradually build up to new and more challenging drawing styles.
- The Learn by Reinforcing Principle : Repetition helps in retaining and recalling what we have learned. Repetition reinforces a concept or skill in our minds. You must have seen the summaries, questions, and diagrams in books. That's what they do. They reinforce.
Keep the above principals in mind while designing any type of learning. These principals will definitely increase the effectiveness of your learning product. …