3 Ways to Boost Your Skills At Work

November 27, 2013

Career Advice

You should always be thinking about the future — even if you’re brand new to the career world, and even if you’re a seasoned vet. What position is next on your list? How do you envision your career advancing? What are you working toward? Whether you love or hate your job, it’s important to take steps now that will improve your career in the long run. There’s never time to stand still. You should always be walking forward. Here’s where you can start:

1. Take on a new project.
It may sound overwhelming or scary, but big projects and initiatives are great resume material. Keep track of all the results, numbers, and achievements that have been made thanks to your participation. That’s the stuff great resumes are made of.

2. Sign up for a class.
Many companies’ HR departments offer personal development classes from computer program tutorials to leadership improvement to communication skills. Don’t pass up these free opportunities. You’re essentially getting paid to improve your career and you can’t complain about that!

3. Go on a faux job search.
Think about what job title you want next and research some current openings around the country. What skills are listed in those positions that you’re missing? How can you get those skills at your current job? This exercise gives you some clarity on which aspects of your career you need to improve most.

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Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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