How to advance your Career and increase your Earning Potential

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  • By PR Team
  • 29 September, 2017

Have you ever wondered how people become executives or how they advance in their jobs in the corporate world? 

Are you also yearning to grow in your professional journey but arent sure what it would take to reach new heights.

When you dont realise the power you have to make your dreams a success and you are not enlightened about the opportunities accessible to you, you can become stagnant. You need to explore ways in which you can achieve success and start preparing for it.

There are significant steps of action that you can take to ensure that you progress in your career. This includes steps such as demonstrating your expertise, refining your skillset and preparing for opportunities. When you focus on achieving these goals, you will start qualifying for more opportunities. This will inspire you to cultivate the proficiencies and knowledge that the job market is looking for. When you invest in your career, it will bring notable benefits such as getting job offers, promotions and gaining a higher salary.

Demonstrate your Expertise 

Your portfolio is an important document that showcases your abilities. You would normally show this to potential employers at a job interview. It is important to build a portfolio that showcases skills and work in digital and print formats, so that you may easily mail it off or present it at interviews. Create a collection of the work that you are most proud of.

This is a chance to demonstrate your creativity and skill level, your talent and abilities through the work you have done. Your portfolio also validates your ability to deliver and work with different clients or brands. 

You can go as far as producing a proposal for the brands and employers you want to work for. Here you can tease them with ideas and concepts they would love. This is your chance to wow them. When they show interest in working with you, you can then negotiate a salary that you will both be satisfied with. 

Hone your Skillset for a job that is in-demand in Industry 

In every industry, there are many work roles that contribute to the big picture. It is advantageous to have many capabilities but it is important to define your role and know your niche. This will help you become an expert in that area, and as you gain experience you will increase your expertise in it.

When you have defined the role you would like to specialise in, then you can always find ways to grow that skills to expert level. For example, you may want to specialise in being a social media strategist, an accounting consultant or a quantity surveyor, or any role within your industry thats in demand.

The experience and capability level that you gain will give you access to career breaks. You will also be compensated better due to the value you bring to the table.

Prepare for your Big break 

Luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadnt prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldnt have been lucky. - Oprah.

When you are waiting for an opportunity or big break in your career, the most certain way not to miss this is to prepare for it. This means being ready and empowering yourself to exceed the expectations for the role.

This consists of studying the companies or brands you would like to work for. It also involves doing industry research and the ability to show potential employers what you would bring to the table thats different. When you study the brands you want to work for and keep up with industry trends, it also endorses positive results.

When you show your understanding of their brands objectives, this surely will impress employers. This can help you obtain your dream job and it will uplift your career.

Advance your Qualification 

A qualification can bring many positive benefits mainly when it is relevant to the jobs that you are seeking. When you have decided on which direction you would like your career to take and you study for it, it will make the transition to success much easier.

You have to be aware of what key skills in that job are required so that maybe you can upskill accordingly. A relevant qualification will add value your profile and help you be the first preference for the job. When you are looking for a course to study and start a career, it shows the passion and commitment you have.

A qualification will add value to your resume and help you to gain better opportunities because of your increased knowledge. It also shows employers the strengths that you would bring in to the business and they would be willing to compensate you for your worth.

Earning brings significant benefits such as financial freedom and career growth that we aspire to have. When you add value to your skills set, you can increase your earning potential and enjoy a prosperous career.  

About the Author: Khanyie Dlamini
Content Creator at Educor Holdings

As a writer in the education sector I am passionate about nurturing people in their careers, wellness and personal growth. I focus on a variety of illuminating topics that are helpful to peoples growth and success. I hope to inspire people to feel motivated to live up to their full potential and know they can have an optimistic and prosperous life. My intention is to contribute to an empowered nation that makes great choices and positive change.

Personally I enjoy the world of fashion and keeping up with the trends. I have great interest in digital trends and the impact of social media in todays world. I enjoy learning from other creative people. I value having purposeful relationships with people who have great visions that align with my own.

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