Keeping track of your career development

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This is a guest post by Zenaida Rose Dumago.

Everyone wants to excel in life and level up in the career path they are taking no matter what industry it is.

If you want to make it happen, you should be determined on every way.

So what to do?

Tip No. 1
Write down your plans, objectives and goals.

One way of tracking your career development is to write down your plans, objectives and goals in the future. Doing so will remind you your reasons for taking the career path you are having now. Writing them down also gives you the vision for the future and helps you keep going until you get there. As Isaiah 32:8 ESV says, “But he who is noble plans, noble things, and on noble things he stands.”

Tip No. 2
Assess your plans, goals and objectives.

Visit your written plans, goals and objectives quarterly or every year to determine if you are still on track. After that, you can evaluate your progress and identify if there are things you need to change in your plans. Remember what Proverbs 16:9 ESV says, “The heart of man plans his way but the Lord establishes his steps.”

Tip No. 3
Find a wise adviser.

You need to accept on your own that you  need help from others. They could be someone whom you can really trust. They must also be well-experienced about the nature of your work. Having a mentor to supervise you is not a decrease. In fact, your mentor will give you advice and guide you to reach your goals. Proverbs 15:22 ESV reminds us that, “Without counsel plans fails, but with many advisers they succeed.”

Tip No. 4
Recognize your weaknesses and work on them.

Everyone has weaknesses, right? Sometimes it’s difficult for you to accept your weaknesses in some areas and you get disappointed when you think of it. Weaknesses are made to strengthen you. It is something you have to work with and improve on. Only you and God can make a better version of yourself. Be encouraged because as Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Tip No. 5
Learning is continuous. Embrace it.

If you want to keep on track, you should never stop learning. Always seek to gain more knowledge and skills because if you do, you will equip and prepare yourself for opportunities. Do more. Luke 12:48 ESV tells us that, “… Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.”

Now that you have some ideas on how to keep track of your career development, I do hope all the best for your growth in and out of the workplace.

Zeny Rose

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