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Adhere to Principles For Building a Brilliant Career

Updated on April 17, 2020
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Prateek Jain is a banking professional who regularly update his knowledge. He attends practical training seminars and certification quizzes.

Introduction

Career is the most important stage of human life, after completing higher studies the first question comes in mind of students is, what should they pursue in order to build a bright future? It is advisable to choose the career of your interest. And once you start your career in the field of your interest it is important to keep growing and attain a respected position soon. Here are some common principles which will help to develop a strong personality which significantly helps to boost your career upswing.

Networking

Networking has become an essential element for career growth. According to online research results around 55% of the hiring take place only through networking. Major career outlook relies on marketability and connecting with new people. Alumni can be from social media platforms such as LinkedIn, or they may be your college friends too.

It has become necessary in this VUCA world (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) to use the LinkedIn platform for exploring new people, jobs and understanding the industry trends. Most employers also notice your social presence and activities, so it is advisable not to post your views on any sensitive matter being it political or religious.

With the introduction of digitalization gonna networking is quite easy. The introduction of LinkedIn and other professional social platforms has made communicating with others the very easy task. Now people can know all about the organisations and jobs in just a single click. Hence, it is an effective way to build a strong network with industry experts in less time and without physical meetings.

Morning walk to boost your strength.
Morning walk to boost your strength. | Source

Physical Fitness and Grooming

Candidates should focus on their physical fitness and proper hygiene. These aspects do not seem to be connected with your job but play a vital role in your career.

It is corporate thinking that if employees who can't take care of themselves, then how will they handle the company?

Factors which you need to take care of is the appearance which includes professional dress up and an attractive resume. Extensively employers form a perception of the employee by noticing these factors. Ultimately employers mostly hire employees based on their perception formed during the interview session.

Imagine two candidates appear for an interview where one is physically fit and confident while others are completely obese. Therefore, the chances of selection are high for the one who is physically fit.

Hence, it is important to take care of yourself to make your employer believe that you have the potential to learn, grow and face upcoming challenges put by the organisation.

Follow Your Mentor

Many of my friends seek help from me. I also seek help for my career from my seniors and mentors. It is very common to take help and guidance for building your career. Potential job seekers can take help from their respective seniors in the community or take counseling sessions from a reputed councilor.

But as soon as you join any organisation your immediate superior or the HR will be your mentor. So, it is essential for you to seek help from them to update and enhance your (KSA) i.e. knowledge, skills and abilities you are lacking for performing assigned job roles and responsibilities.

Therefore, take appropriate actions to improve your skills and learn new strategies by following your mentor's advice and guidance. Mentors have more experience than us, and we should learn from them to avoid the same mistakes which they did earlier.

Mentor giving training to student.
Mentor giving training to student. | Source

Infer like as Entrepreneur

Once you start climbing the career ladder you will realise that skill sets that you possess are not sufficient. Suppose that a programmer or an IT professional first starts with programming but later gets promoted and has to manage the programming now. Here his job role is not the same as coding and programming whereas he needs to show his managerial skills now.

Always shift your job in different verticals at some interval. This is only possible when you stop assuming your career as a job but start understanding it as a learning process.

Nowadays sideways moves within an organisation are very popular. As they improve the overall structure and functioning of the organisation and avoid dependency on a single staff. As nicely said when you put organisation as a priority you will start inferring like an entrepreneur.

"Always look at your career as a bicycle. Here you need to put efforts and paddle to move forward."

Conclusion

Hope that now you know the valuable advice so you will use it to enhance your career goals. Remember never stop learning, grooming, and meeting with new people to build a strong network. Always stick to your mentor’s guidance and advice. Always ask for help whenever you stuck somewhere.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Prateek Jain

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    • PrateekJain24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Prateek Jain 

      11 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Thank you Priyanka for such a wonderful comment. I really appreciate that you taking time to read and comment on my article. yes it is very important to analyse your strengths and weaknesses in order to to builder robust personality. I am happy that you get benefits from this article. Keep reading and exploring more articles.

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      Priyanka bhadu 

      11 months ago from Rajsthan, India

      After reading your article, now I am all able to know where I am lacking in this competitive era, and what are my strengths. Teamwork and networking is becoming key skills to make a charming career.

      Keep sharing

    • PrateekJain24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Prateek Jain 

      11 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Thank you Suchi mam for your appreciation on this article. I am glad that you like the article and precisely summarise the the whole concept with regards to networking and how how a mentor guide their twenties to reach the ultimate goal. I hope you will also like my other articles which contain some useful information regarding career building and personality development as well.

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      Suchismita Pradhan 

      12 months ago from India

      A mentor is like a ray of light that you should always follow to reach out of the darkness.In order to reachout that stage you have to walk a few steps on the stairs thats why physical fitness is very important.Not only physical but also mental.In the meanwhile we should not forget our team and network.All elements are important for getting that healthy juice called "goal". Well written.

    • PrateekJain24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Prateek Jain 

      12 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Thank you mam for your wonderful comment. I am glad that you like the article. is old is an important part of our life and it is our responsibility to take it to the higher growth level. With this intention I have written this article and I hope that this will help many of the freshers out there were looking for some better tips which they can follow to enhance their career.

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      Aruna Karthick 

      12 months ago from Erode

      Absolutely valid points Prateek. Going up in the career ladder always requires following a good mentor and having a good network with like minded people. Keep it up.

    • PrateekJain24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Prateek Jain 

      12 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Thank you for your wonderful feedback Trupti mam. Glad that you liked the article. I tried to cover all the important points in this. These skills are very necessary for individuals to follow in order to succeed in their life. Many people who don't follow these simple but effective rules they lack behind in the crowd.

    • Truptirekha Das Mahapatra profile image

      Truptirekha 

      12 months ago from India

      Beautiful article Prateek. You have covered almost all the important points in this piece of content ranging from networking to mentor's guide. Awesome information. Thank you very much for sharing it.

    • PrateekJain24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Prateek Jain 

      12 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Thank you Akash for your wonderful comment. I do believe that following our mentor guide is the best advice and strategy that anyone can follow to succeed in their life.Whatever we are today it is because of their support and encouragement only. Thank you brother for sharing your thoughts on this topic.

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      AndazeAkash 

      12 months ago

      "Follow your mentor" is a most important thing and we shoul;d do the same.

      Good going sir.

    • PrateekJain24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Prateek Jain 

      12 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Thank you Simran for your wonderful feedback. As you hereby rightly observed that these tips will help both type of professionals in every field. Whether they want to shift their career or start new career. You pointed out the some important area which is networking in the digital era. People are using internet for most of the activities , like searching for vacancies and building network with their peers organisation. You owe the recognition to make this article more valuable and informative using your knowledge. Thank you for your your efforts and support. keep writing and keep learning.

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      Prateek Jain 

      12 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Thank you for your opinion sir. It means alot to me.

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      Bharat Sharan 

      12 months ago from Dhanbad

      Very good and informative article .

    • PrateekJain24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Prateek Jain 

      12 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Nowadays it is very important to follow some basic principles in order to achieve your goal and target. Hence if an individual will start building their carrer with the above mentioned principles then they will never be disappointed by their act. Also, it is important to have a goal in your life for which you have to consistently struggle and the above mentioned principles will help you to achieve your goal for sure.

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      Simran Malhotra 

      12 months ago

      This is really valuable article for all those who are struggling to make their career and also for those who are looking for shift in their career's. It's covers all updated and modern tips to build and enhance career, hence it is especially beneficial for Gen Z as it helps them out to build strong career via networking which is most effective way to build career in today's technology driven world.

    • PrateekJain24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Prateek Jain 

      12 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Thank you Brenda mam for reading and exploring this article. Glad to know that you liked the facts mentioned in the same. There is a drawback in our system that employer rely mostly on resume and fail to see the real personality. Hence it is always important to build a decent personality and present well before them. These tips will help every proffessional out there to enhance their career and build a strong network.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      12 months ago from Washington Court House

      Prateek,

      You have alot of true information in this article.

      It really does matter about appearance.

      Social networking is almost a given today with most companies accepting resumes only on line.

      (Which is sad for those without)

      Nice article.

    • PrateekJain24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Prateek Jain 

      12 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Rightly said Murli sir, you know this better how much grooming helps us to attain respect and growth in our industry. Every proffession where youth as well as vintage employees who maintain themselves in tip top manner always earn respect and recognition in return. Hence it is an important role in your job to make a strong network and always listen to others first.

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      Prateek Jain 

      12 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Thank you bharat sir for showing your interest to read this article. It is intended to benefit professionals working in any stream to consistently grow their career. Every time we struggle for a higher position we learn something new. Hence it is very important to always aim for next level and do not sit with satisfaction untill you achieved what you dreamed of. Glad to know that you liked my article.

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      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      12 months ago from South India

      Mr Prateek, you have very well explained how an enterprising youth has to mould himself to succeed in his career. Your ideas of remaining tip-top by grooming as well as top notch analytical inferences are well explained for building an assured future.

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      Bharat Sharan 

      12 months ago from Dhanbad

      The essentials given are very good. It is possible to build a good career by keeping the points in mind.

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