Learn to Code
Learning computer language can really open doors. With so many companies rooted in tech development, you would be doing yourself a service to get familiar with the language. This additional skill can not only expand your horizons but also allow you to better grasp your environment. Don’t think small. We all have requirements within our job but it takes true ambition to go above and beyond the job description. It’s taking on additional tasks that really gets you noticed. Don’t wear yourself out, but always look for more challenges. This is a way to truly grow and progress in your company. It’s all about being proactive and not simply reactive.
Work on Your Brag Sheet
While it’s great to be modest, there’s no harm in amping up your brag sheet a little. Take pride in your accomplishments and let people know about them. There’s a fine line between showing off and self-promotion, the former can be a tad obnoxious but the latter is always is pretty valuable and can be extremely important in getting ahead and getting noticed. I;s also a good exercise that will teach you about self-appreciation.
Expand Your Resumé
If you’ve been told to condense your work experience into one page, then you’ve been told wrong. According to a survey conducted by ResuméGo, “recruiters are 2.9 times as likely to prefer two-page resumés” when sifting through job applications, especially when it comes to managerial jobs. It’s important to detail your experience. Don’t go over two pages though. You don’t want to make a book.
Form Work Confidantes
Having close work colleagues who can really tell you like it is and be your source of motivation is super important. You’re not an island and having solid work buddies is a way to not only create a good social dynamic but also a helpful way to get through the tougher days.