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In the work domain, we find people who work to get a paycheck, and believe that their occupation is a job, and people who love what they are doing and often consider their occupation a career.
However, there is a big difference between a job and a career; some say that the job is what you do to pay for college, while the career is what you do after you graduate.
So, how could a person turn a job into a career? Doing so requires many steps that start from the state of mind to end it with actual work.
1. Erase the phrase “it’s a job” from your vocabulary. Deploying minimum effort in a job would only have a bad effect on you. Every job is important and should be perceived as a corner stone and a chance to pave the way for an amazing recommendation.
2. Put the job description aside and don’t limit yourself to it, but rather do all what is required to complete your job in the best possible way. If you feel that you like a certain skill, do all what is required to develop it.
3. Set the main objectives of the job and arrange them in order of priority. This would narrow down the requirements of the job and help you achieve it within the success norms.
4. Start building a network; even if your current job is not satisfying your needs. Having a large network of people that know your capabilities and appreciate them, will help you in your aspiration towards having a successful career.
5. Think of the best way to be successful, and focus on the performance objectives required and how to achieve them.
Always remember that no job is a throw away. There is always something to learn and a way to help. Treat every job like a career and you will care more and be a lot happier, as a job should be more than a paycheck.
Don’t waste any opportunity because every job can open the way in front of you to grow. Make every job count, because your career is counting on it.
The Business Lobby Team