How to build your career
Many believe that the most important step in a career is the first. If it's a good startcareer. To get into a prestigious company and to establish yourself in it, it will be easy to occupy more and more new positions. This is true, but do not exaggerate the value of the first step. Perhaps by starting a job in your specialty while studying at a university, you will realize that you are not interested in your specialty. This is a completely normal phenomenon - it’s quite logical that we don’t like what we chose at the age of 16-17. In this case, it is worth thinking about what you would actually like to do now and try to find work in this area at the initial position, or (if this area is excessively removed from the area in which you have the knowledge and skills) to get additional education. Education does not always mean higher education, you can complete the courses.
If you like studying in a university, and you start looking for your first job in a specialty, then you should remember a few things:
1. Companies are not very willing to take employees without work experience, but in large companies, as a rule, there are summer paid internships, as well as many initial positions, which can be taken by a purposeful student or graduate with a good diploma. So first, the main thing is to make a competent resume and show yourself well at the interview.
2. Resumes of specialists without work experience, as a rule, are not very different from each other. You can attract the attention of the desired employer to your resume by studying or graduating from a prestigious university, high performance, successful completion of university practices, knowledge of foreign languages, ability to work on a computer not only in Word, but also in Excel and PowerPoint. You should also write a cover letter, telling it why you would like to work in this company.
3. It is necessary to prepare for interviews. It is important to visit the company's website and learn about it as much as possible - what it does, what projects it has, what it is known for. Awareness like an employer. It is also worth refreshing knowledge in the specialty - at interviews often offer tests or speak on professional topics.
A good start is not a reason to relax. Without further efforts to build a successfulcareer it'll be hard. It is important not only to clearly fulfill all the tasks of the leadership, but also to take the initiative and take part in various projects. If the management is not in a hurry to trust you with such participation, it is worth talking to him about it - this will also only increase the chances of a careerist for success. On a good account, the employee who knows how to take on more than his position.
It may seem that much of what is needed for work was not taught at the university. Then you should study on your own: read books and magazines on professional topics, ask questions to senior colleagues. Do not neglect corporate and other training, for example, the English language. The more knowledge a person has, the more likely he is to build a goodcareer - in one area or another.
A true careerist should not be afraid of change. If you feel that you are not developing your position in the company and if you are not in a hurry to transfer to another position, then this is a reason to start looking for a new job. Let it be lower paid, but you will gain a valuable new experience.