The Best Early-Career Priorities


One of the most valuable tools one has for his or her career is experience. There is no replacement for the priceless lessons learned after mistakes, successes, steps back and growing experiences. However, these are things that only come with time, and those just starting out simply don’t have access to this kind of first-hand knowledge and real-world wisdom. For those still learning and growing, it is important to be willing to learn and grow.

Each person seeking success in his or her career has to put in the time and effort. There is simply no substitute for the wisdom that comes with experience, but while building up this type of wisdom and just starting out, it may help to make certain things priorities. If you are not experienced yet, consider the following helpful tips as you are learning, growing and gaining knowledge:

• Stop worrying so much about making a lot of money, and concentrate on developing your skills.
• Acknowledge that you have a long way to go and be willing to put in the hard work.
• Don’t stop learning and growing by reading, seeking advice, listening to mentors and focusing on personal growth.
• Don’t be afraid to take risks, but know that you will likely make mistakes along the way.
• After making mistakes, be willing to own up to where you fell short and take steps to learn from the experience.
• Use your time wisely, and take steps now to build and develop time management skills.

One day, you will look back on the things you learned when you were just starting out. You may reflect on the things you did right and the things you wish you could go back and change. Ultimately, you will be better, smarter and more successful for focusing on the right priorities at a time when you didn’t have as much experience.

By Meagan Kerlin for Vertu Marketing LLC

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