How to plan your career?
We only get paid for “how much value we add to the marketplace”.
It is very difficult to add much value to the company you work in as a fresher (i.e. newly graduate). This is due to:
– lack of skills
– lack of experience
I) But if you choose your career based upon your “strengths & interests” then your pace of learning, acquiring skills, building contacts, etc. is very rapid.
It’s rare to be a star-performer in a company & then in the industry without having core competencies in it.
Money, after a time, fails to make you passionate.
So, the first step is to land up in an industry that is in tune with your core competencies, this is what I call “Choosing the right battlefield”.
II) Learn for next 5 years.
When you land up in your first job, your focus must be to learn a lot. Massive learning is a pre-requisite.
Know more about:
– your industry
– top performing companies in your industry
– star-performers in the industry
Then buy online courses to equip yourself with right knowledge & technical know how.
At least work for 4-5 hours after your job. This will provide you with an edge over others.
## You’re Done.
You have built a strong foundation. Now is the time to accelerate. Don’t be afraid to take risks at this stage. You won’t fall down beyond a point because you have worked hard for 5 years for building the base.
You have the right skills & knowledge so no one can stop you from shining.
With Great Love,
Er. Amit Yadav