Plan your job future
Plan for your job future. Since workplace continues to change, you need to continue to change to stay up to date with the needs of employers. This may mean updating your technology skills, learning about job trends, learning more about the business, or expanding your understanding of leadership and management.
One way to do this is with a mentor. Find someone who is doing what you would like to be doing in five years and ask them for tips to prepare to do well. Ask them to be your coach and tell you how to improve and what you can do better. You can learn a great deal from a mentor. Of course, you want to follow the advice your receive and do what the mentor recommends. This can allow you to have both personal and career growth.
Another way to stay up to date is to join a professional organization. A professional organization will put you in contact with others in your field where you can develop professional relationships, have good discussions about things going on in the field and network with others. Others may know of job opportunities, have good information, and suggestions to help you expand your career.
You could also take a class at a local college, online, or through a professional organization. This can help you learn about something that will help you do better on the job, it can help you prepare to move up in the company, and give you more credibility at work. Sometimes a little knowledge can go a long way.
Finally, write down your plan. Take action to do what you plan to do. Make the needed changes. Learn new things. As you do so you will have great personal growth and you will also prepare yourself for future job opportunities.