Millennial Tips: 5 insights to advance your career fast
Millennials make up the majority of the modern workforce but many of them struggle to make it amid the rising pressures of today’s professional world. Here’s how you can stand out from the crowd!
Find your specialty.
The world has long been absorbed in multitasking culture, which means being yet another professional multitasker is not exactly the way to distinguish yourself from other young professionals in your field. Instead, work on finding your niche early on and build expert knowledge/skills around it as your career progresses. Why content yourself with a daytime position when you can actually become an established reference on a particular subject?
Perfect your online image.
Having a neat online presence is imperative when it comes to professional success at this day and age. The Internet generation has seen it all and an average profile won’t cut it anymore! Go through your social media accounts to filter things down, update your personal/employment info, assemble samples of your work into an online portfolio and get networking!
Do not rely on your daytime job.
Having a stable job is great, but you can’t rely on this alone to take your career to the next level. Freelance opportunities are all around, from casual conversations to online referrals. You just gotta reach out your hand a little further than your office desk and grab them! Freelancing does not only enrich your career scheme but also helps you expand your horizons and build better communication/negotiation skills.
Pick your people wisely.
Quit hanging out with people who constantly bring you down and start hanging around successful people who can bring healthy motivation into your life instead. Find yourself versatile, humble and determined friends that can actually inspire you to work harder and achieve your goals.
Strive for manageable excellence.
It is always good to strive for excellence in whatever you do but do not fall into the trap of exhausting yourself and the resources at your disposal just to impress. You shouldn’t be sacrificing your mental and physical wellbeing for the sake of material/emotional rewards that might never even come. Know when to give your all and when to hold back. Too much perfection can become a deadly pursuit if indulged on blindly.