Building a successful career takes three things: knowledge, patience, and responsibility. Without these things, an employer will pass over a candidate every time.
A successful career takes you understanding two things: what your strengths are and what you want to do with them. For example, if you know that your strength isn’t social interactions, maybe you should choose a career where you don’t have to talk professionally. Second, you have to know what you want to do with your strength. If your strengths are using language well, but you aren’t strong with social interaction, you could write remotely for companies. Finally, you have to keep improving your knowledge of your career, otherwise, someone who knows how to do your job better will take it from you.
It takes time for your career to be successful, whether you want to write novels or be a corporate lawyer. It takes time to master skills for your career. No one is born with an innate knowledge of how grammar works, and no one has ever become a law expert in a crib. It also takes time to meet the right people. Networking
is an important skill to learn, and it can open doors to careers. However, meeting the right person at the right time is not going to happen automatically, which leads to the final point.
You have to take responsibility for your career. If you want to gain the necessary skills, you have to sign up for classes or find a mentor. If your career requires networking, you have to make the decision to attend the networking event, make the best impression possible, and learn from the experience. You have to be aware of how you present yourself, which is part of your brand. If you start a job somewhere, you have to be responsible for fulfilling those job requirements.
Being responsible, having patience, self-knowledge and knowledge improvement are vital aspects of building a successful career. Showing the discipline of responsibility, understanding that your career will not be built in a day, and continually improving through self-knowledge and outside learning will build a solid career.