Think Two Steps Ahead

August 27, 2019

Career Advice

In a recent post on Ivy Exec called The 6 Habits That Make You Look Like a High Achiever to Your Manager, According to a CEO, one point stood out in particular: “think two levels ahead in your career.” We all know the phrase “dress for the job you want, not the job you have,” but this piece of advice takes it a step further. Don’t take on projects or commitments unless they put you on the path to that two-steps-ahead-position. Genius!

So what is that two-steps-ahead position that you’re yearning for? What skills will you need to land that job title? What do you need in order to reach that level? Set strict boundaries and goals that fall within those parameters. Be confident in your abilities and don’t be sorry when you turn down an opportunity that won’t get you where you want to go.

When it comes to your career, your success really does lie in your hands. You just have to be clear about what you want and what you need to do to get there. If you’re looking for more guidance, a mentor can help. And sometimes a new job is exactly what the doctor ordered.

How do you stay on track when it comes to your career goals?

Image via Craig A Rodway/Flickr.

About Spectrum Brands Careers

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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