With social media heavily integrated into our lives, it’s easy to compare your career path to that of others. So whenever doubt seems to arrive on your doorstep, here are three tips you can rely on that will make you continue to thrive in your career.
Create A Reliable Support System
Sometimes friends and family members suggest ideas that will only make you stay in your comfort zone and play it safe. It’s important to have people around you that will push you to take career risks because they know you’re capable of it. Reach out to those who are a part of the same sorority or fraternity as you or even see if your local community has a Greek chapter you can join.
Seek New Educational Opportunities
Don’t believe that you know all there’s to know about your field. Search for free classes, seminars or make a plan to apply to graduate school. These opportunities can allow you to make career changes or give you the promotion you desire.
When you pay it forward to those in need or to other young professionals, you create a system of receiving for yourself. Through community service, you’ll be able to network and meet others who may help mentor you. Also, you may learn of groups in your industry that specializes in keeping professionals up to date with the skills, branding and financial opportunities they need to prosper in the field. Some churches or state offices offer activities for you to volunteer to people who want to learn more about your career field. You can enhance your skills while creating a new opportunity for yourself.
Originally appeared on Madamenoire.com.
Words: Lauren R.D. Fox