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Your career is nothing if you do not explore it to the fullest or you are unable to get the best out of it. Consequently, you won’t be able to maximise your potentials and you will always be second best. So the million naira question is-are you taking every step possible to excel in your job? If not, then you need to get on track and work for your success. Here are ways to take advantage of your career.

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Ask questions

Asking questions is absolutely not a sign of weakness. Asking questions helps you expand your knowledge base, which will open you up to new and exciting opportunities. Asking questions also shows an inherent interest in your industry, proving that you’re a diligent and thoughtful worker.

Do not limit yourself

Some employees do not do anything outside their daily routines or job responsibilities. This is not good for you. If you want to be a manager, then you need to know how every person in your department does their job. That means that you have to work in other departments and be open to experiencing new things whenever you get the chance.

Return to school

Even the most successful CEOs and entrepreneurs make time to go to improve and educate themselves. In fact, many successful business professionals have multiple college degrees that apply directly to their line of work. While you don’t have to pursue a PhD, you should at least explore educational opportunities that could potentially advance your career.

Do not be afraid of new challenges

Does your company have a client that no one else wants to service? Then this is your opportunity to learn more about handling difficult customers. When you take on new challenges, you expand your curriculum vitae and you often surprise yourself at how much you already know.

Become a resource for others

Part of feeling fulfilled in your career is being able to share what you know with others. If there are new people working for your company that seem to be struggling, then pull them aside, offer a hand, and help them reach success. Your personal career success is only complete when you’re able to share that knowledge with others.

Be prepared for the next step

One day, you might look around your office and realise that you’ve completely maximized your potential with your current employer. Does that mean that you’ve maximized your career? No, it means that it’s time for you to move on to that next step in your adventure. You should always keep your employment options open and never be afraid to take that next step in your personal development.

By Damilola Faustino

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