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Many companies have committed to invest in their employees to maximize their potential. Some put in money on scholarship while others set aside big budgets for training and seminars.

Lucky for those who work for big companies, they can easily grow in knowledge and move forward in their careers. However, some people just don’t get to have the benefit. If that’s you, don’t fret! You can actually be your own boss and be in charge of your career development and growth.

Here are effective four ways to invest in yourself and your career:

1.Do a self EVALUATion

 

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If you feel stuck or unsatisfied with your current job or career, you need a serious evaluation of yourself. Make a list of your goals, skills, strengths, and weakness. This will give you focus on the key areas you want to improve.

Let’s say for example you want to pursue your art. This means you might want to start connecting with people in the art industry and join art clubs to immerse. Building a network with the right people will bring you closer to advancing your career.

2.GET A DEGREE OR A NEW CERTIFICATION

 

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What are you passionate about? Do you enjoy teaching or mentoring? Get a master’s degree in a school or university. You can specialize in a specific field by taking several certifications, too. This will allow you to get licensure or a specialty. The best thing about this is that you could get these courses online. Just search for the best online school that could fit your budget.

3.LEARN A VALUABLE SKILL

 

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Do you like baking, cooking or even learning a new language? You might find a new niche. Invest on a new skill by taking online courses on your free time. This will help you keep up with the market’s changing demands. Who knows? You might be the only person in your company that is fit for a promotion.

 Also, if you have a limited budget, you can at least go to conferences and trade shows. Be motivated by successful people. These conferences will then help you build a network that could mentor you in your field of specialty.

4.get out of your comfort zone

 

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As what people say, “Do something that scares you.” Getting out of our comfort zones stretches our abilities. It is often in being required to do more than what we usually do that we realize our full potential. Successes and failures both teach us what we have to learn. So might as well give this a try, right?

Based On Materials From Miss Penny Stocks

Cover Photo Credits:Potential.com

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