8 Ways To Achieve Career Success

Do you feel like career success is a distant dream? Career success has evolved thanks to the internet explosion. Before, opportunities were limited to established industries. Now it has become possible to carve new career paths and explore startup ventures.

While all these sound exciting and promising, anyone can easily feel lost in the modern career jungle. If you’re feeling like you’re at a loss finding a way to attract career success, this article is for you.

Attract and achieve career success for yourself with these eight tips:

1. Prepare a present, clear, and professional job application.

Forgetting about the small stuff like writing a clear and easy-to-understand job application can keep you from achieving career success. When prospective employers see a lengthy and confusing job application, most will think that the applicant is not worth the job. Don’t forget about spelling and grammar, too. In this competitive job market, having a 100% error-free resume can drastically increase your chances of getting hired. Always check and recheck your resume for spelling, grammatical errors, and punctuation. Have a trusted friend or mentor read it, and ask them for feedback about the presentation and layout as well.

2. Build winning habits.

It’s worth quoting Aristotle: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” To be excellent and successful in your career, you must motivate yourself by building winning habits. Remember that your daily activities are what creates your future. For example, tracking progress each day and learning from your mistakes are two habits that can help weather career and life storms. Let go of negative tendencies and build positive habits that catapult you to your dreamed success. It’s not a walk in the park, but developing wise and winning habits will keep you motivated and empowered.

3. Create an internet presence.

Today's internet age demands online presence for career-oriented individuals. Depending on the job field, having a dedicated website can boost your value. This is especially true for those involved in business, whether startup or established. It’s almost an industry standard for business ventures to have a website where potential clients can learn the story behind the organization and other relevant information. Forgoing a website could mean losing the opportunity to maximize a relatively free platform to sell your ideas and services.

4. Shape up your online persona.

In connection with having an online presence, how you appear online is equally important. Negative tweets and posting inappropriate photos will affect how people assess your professionalism. Now that at least 65% of employers search the name of applicants online, it’s wise to refrain from airing your dirty laundry on your social media accounts. When your potential employer finds a post or photo that looks less than professional, it could put your job application in the “rejected” pile. Whether you’re applying as a call center agent or an online specialist, ensure that your online persona is impeccable.

5. Be flexible.

You’re pushing away career success if you’re inflexible. Be willing to work different jobs with various types of people. The more you put yourself out there, the more you may shine in new opportunities. For the average job seeker, it’s smart to submit your resume to different places every day. These jobs don’t have to be exactly what you are looking for, but something that can challenge you and further develop your skills can be great for launching you toward the right career. Build connections and have the courage to work with a varied group of people to attract career success.

6. Flourish in a feng shui environment.

Feng Shui is the art of organizing your life to invite positive energy, opportunity, and success. It’s utilized by many people who believe in creating an enabling environment that can bring luck and prosperity. While some might doubt, Feng Shui principles have influenced many modern and western design techniques. For example, making the entrance of your home or office neat and attractive by removing obstacles like dried out plants has it roots in Feng Shui. The rule of thumb is to keep your space bright, clean and inviting, so you can open up the environment for career success.

7. Strengthen your inner center.

With modern stressors around, it’s vital that you strengthen your inner center to revitalize yourself. Being spiritually and mentally at peace will keep you strong as you achieve career success. Stress and discord will keep you from your goals. Having a resilient inner center can give you the power to overcome challenges. Doing simple meditations daily can make you feel rejuvenated and prepared to conquer the day. Try to spend 10 to 15 minutes meditating and doing breathing exercises each morning. Combine it with light stretching to increase the flow of energy throughout your body.

8. Dare to dream and succeed.

Dreaming is essential for career success. Your dream is essentially the image of how you want your life to be. Difficulties and challenges confront us, but dreaming remains as our way of surviving. While dreaming is vital, it’s also important that you actively pursue your dreams to succeed. You can only become the hero of your story if you live that story. Sometimes, you may feel like your dream is too big for “reality” to handle. But giving up on your dream is like giving up on career success altogether. Keep your motivation to reach your dream of having a successful career.

Use these tips to achieve a successful career. It may not be easy and success may not be immediate, but remember that even the impossible can become possible when you put your heart in each task and do your best.

Kimberly Grimms is a futurist who spends most of her time monitoring social behavior in search for new consumer trends. She uses the information to create viral and useful content as part of the new media strategy. She's also interested in technology, market behavior, new media, environment, sustainability, futuristic scenarios, and businesses.

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