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keys to career success

Certain people always have great success in their career. They always seem to land the promotion and are surrounded by opportunities. Are they just lucky? No.

These people don’t wait for things to happen; they build their own path. So what can you do to ensure you’re successful? You can start by following these five tips:

Have a positive attitude
Your attitude can be a powerful self-fulfilling prophecy. If you have a negative attitude, 9 times out of 10 you will fail. But, if you bring a positive attitude and display confidence, strength, and determination, you WILL be successful.

Stay educated
The best way to ensure success is to stay one step ahead. Research your industry. Know what’s happening and what the experts say will happen. Look for trends. When you find them, start to train yourself in these areas. Knowledge is power.

Create a personal elevator pitch
First impressions mean a lot. If you only have 30 seconds to convince someone you are a hard worker and a leader, what will you say? Plan this ahead of time; you never know when it will be needed.

Network, network, network
Unfortunately sometimes it’s not what you know, but who you know (at least to begin with). You can even network within your own company. Invite co-workers to lunch. Take the time to walk by someone’s office to say hello. And actively seek out opportunities to network outside of work by joining organizations, groups, etc.

Be open to new opportunities
When a new opportunity presents itself, don’t sit back and wait. Take the initiative to inquire more – and don’t be shy!

Looking for new opportunities? Key Staffing partners with great organizations looking for great candidates like you. Tell us where you want to take your career and let our experts get you there.

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