Career growth: What really matters for you

Updated: February 26, 2015 8:45 PM

Everyone craves for a better career and perform better in their life. The thirst for success grows as one rises up the career ladder...

Everyone craves for a better career and perform better in their life. The thirst for success grows as one rises up the career ladder.  This creates a competitive environment for everybody making success handy only for few. Moreover, only few could endure the hardships that one has to undergo to attain success. Here, are some aspects, which are to be endorsed to for growth in your career, which in return, would make you successful.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is about self-management. This is among the most important qualities one needs to have for career growth. This provides an advantage of oneself over others. This is about how a personal is sensitive towards others and how he or she reacts over any situation.

Being involved

Being responsible about whatever you do would let you take the full ownership of the job. Always give your 100% effort while doing any work.

Give importance to what you give rather than what you receive

A sense of profit or returns is an ingrained quality in any human being. To grow along with an organization, one must try to give the best with no thoughts about any returns. Remember, you can only grow if the organization grows. Therefore, focus more on your contribution.

Always Respect your seniors

Mutual respect among employees is crucial to maintain sound environment in any workspace. However, a junior should respect seniors irrespective of their competency and skills. Seniors always have more experience and there is always something to be learned from them.

Self-Reputation is a hardliner

One must care about his own image and about his own impression on others. The inner qualities such as dependability and credibility are the building blocks of self-reputation. These traits of one’s character make one eligible to be entrusted with responsibilities. These qualities help a person to bear fruitful relationships with their seniors, who can help them to grow further. Higher responsibilities are imperative for the growth of one’s career. A person, who is incompetent, can be trained to gain skills, but a person who does not have a strong personal reputation will not thrive.

Learn when to say ‘Yes’ and ‘No’

A common trait in any organization is the tendency of any employees to maintain similar tones to that of their seniors. This is regarded as the lubricant that smoothens the interpersonal relationships within an organization, which in turn would help an employee’s success there. However, one must also realize the power of denial on the favor of a greater good. Everyone should respect divergence from the common theme for the interest of the organization. Even though, this might go against seniors at times, one should have the power to convince others of what is right.
Team Work and Maintaining Relationships is Crucial

Keeping the interest of the organization or the team above self-interest is one of the most important personal traits required for career growth. While working together with a group of people with diverse mindset and personalities, differences of opinion is certain. One must be capable to move along such differences without creating any hurdle to the team. Ego is one of the major problems creating barriers towards teamwork. To tackle this problem, one should understand that ego is never greater than relationships.

Learning how to Communicate

Communication is not only the skills to express one self, but it is also the art of listening to others. Listening to others conveys a sense of respect to them. This also lets one to learn and understand better.

By Vidur Gupta, Director, Spectrum Talent Management

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