Academic qualifications are important – but they will only get you so far. Employers look for more than that – the right attitude can help you get you so much further. Here are four key skills you can work on to improve your prospects – and get ahead in your career.
1. Never stop learning
What are your strengths? What do you need to work on? Take advantage of any opportunity to grow – at work and in your own time. Search for training videos and courses you can take. You could brush up on your skills or learn more about a subject you are interested in. Stay on top of your game – and make better decisions.
2. Find your voice
Want to stand out from the competition? It’s never too early to think about your personal “brand” and how you promote it. Think about what you want to be known for. Start a portfolio of your successes. Blogging or vlogging can help develop your voice – and share your knowledge with others.
3. Build your bounce-back
We all need self-belief, confidence and resilience to keep going when things get tough. Whether it’s coping with lots of things at once or dealing with uncertain situations. Learn to trust your instincts and look after yourself. Get enough sleep, eat well and be present at work – and switch off for downtime.
4. Grow your network
It’s the people around you who’ll help you reach your potential. Find a mentor, build your social networks and help your friends and colleagues. Bring others with you and support each other at every step – and go further together.
Think you’ve got the right mindset to start your career now? Find out more about the EY Business Apprenticeship.
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