Climbing the career ladder is just one of the many ways we want to improve. There are a couple of smart moves you can make before you reach 30 (although it’s never too late!) so if you want to get to the top, here’s what you should do.
1. Attend networking events
Networking is scary, especially if you have to attend the event alone, luckily you will improve the more you attend these events, and by 30 you should be a networking superstar. If you don’t feel comfortable entering crowded spaces on your own, it can be helpful to find a buddy to go along to networking events with. The worst part is always entering a room, and when you have a partner in crime it will feel far easier to approach people!
2. Fix up your online profiles
Yeah, it’s time to change your privacy settings. You might still be a party animal, but your boss doesn’t need to know that, so delete (or hide) those photos and never look back. It’s about time you fix up your LinkedIn profile too, never underestimate having a professional page where others can find you.
3. Order business cards
There’s nothing like having a stack of business cards in your pocket to make you feel like a Girlboss taking over the world, plus you can start handing them out to everyone you meet – yes even the Uber driver! Especially if you have your own business, you need some cards to tell people who you are and what you do, you don’t want to be caught without.
4. Test your comfort zone
It’s all about pushing yourself to the limits, you need to be truly fearless to get ahead and sometimes you need to try new things. Whether that’s asking your boss for feedback directly instead of via email, trying a new hobby or making a brave career change. The sooner you do it, the more lessons you learn. Don’t forget that FAIL just means First Attempt In Learning!
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