Entrepreneurship

5 Skills Critical for Career Progression

career progression

Your technical knowledge will only take you so far in your career. There comes the point where you won't be able to advance further without possessing one or all of the below five skills critical for career progression.

5 Skills Critical for Career Progression
1. Influencing Skills

When you can adapt your communication skills to speak to colleagues or potential clients and customers in their native language, you're able to create a real bond. This skills will help you influence and build strong relationships that will help you advance in your career.

2. Invest in Yourself

Investing in continuing education and personal development helps add to your value and speed up your workplace success. Showing willing to expand your skill set beyond those required in your role is a highly desirable trait for employers.

3. Believe in Yourself

Employees who believe in themselves demonstrate confidence in their decision-making skills, which is a real asset to any time. The less direction you need, the more you will win the trust of your peers.

4. Become an Asset

The ability to help your team close lingering projects and volunteering to take over the tiresome tasks no one wants to do will win you some major brownie points. However, the ability to do this without stepping on any toes is a pure art form. You have to become a team player and work in harmony with the original team heroes offering to earn a place at the champion table, without giving off a vibe that you're heading for the number one spot.

5. Radiate Positivity

Positive employees will tackle any workplace hurdles or crises with positivity which helps strengthen the team, solve problems, and create a happier workplace. Team members who help lead the team to greatness with positive morale will always become the superstars of the workplace.

Which skills have helped you progress in your career? Tweet me @lorenridinger.