All of us want to be successful in our career. And such a goal takes enthusiasm, hard work, and wisdom. If you aim for that target, then you should be better to arm yourself with the knowledge of self-development from now on.

On the way, you will encounter varieties of challenges and obstacles. And in that situation, your ways of dealing with them and your attitudes determine how your career will go forward. So even though you are inexperienced, you shall not be pessimistic. In fact, if you build your job from the lowest position up to the top, it will grant you reputation and honor.

Do Not Stop Learning

The most common mistake among people with professional titles is that they rarely expand their knowledge to other fields. Modern education is designed to produce specialists, yet the most successful people in the world were those who could think out of the box.

For example, Napster was once a digital platform of filesharing service that specialized in music. The founders, Sean Parker, John Fanning, and Shawn Fanning revolutionized music distribution by combining music with information technology. Today, Napster is still around and is worth about 2.7 billion dollars.

Another example is from the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. Who would have thought that social media can be the most effective tool for marketing and monetizing content? Being creative and well-informed in many fields is what Self Development Secrets discusses in their Blinkist review.

Polish Your Public Speaking Ability

Trying hard to sound smart is far different from being smart and speaking for a feasible solution. And yet, once you tell people your mind, it will stick with you forever. In the business context, public speaking is more complicated than delivering a speech fluently. You must be aware of your audience’s psychological state, their expectation, and their possible criticism.

Luckily for you, there are many online lessons of public speaking available now. You can also improve your speaking ability by watching YouTube videos. And before you state your mind openly, it would be better if you record your speaking session and show it to others for constructive opinions and suggestions.

Build Your Network

Your value as a company’s asset will increase if you can connect them with new potential partners. It is not uncommon for employees to get promoted because they’ve paved a path to a new deal. And to achieve this goal, you cannot expect much from your professional life only. Most of the opportunities to build new profession connections come from non-business environments.

First, you should observe the hobbies of your supervisors and the board directors of your company. Usually, golf, pool, hike, and swimming are the physical activities that are favorite among business people. If you are not interested in getting yourself involved in any kinds of physical activities, then music, art, and movies are three subjects that can open the path for your to make new friends of the same profession.…

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Productivity can mean a lot of things. To students, the word will be associated with how much information they can memorize, and how sharp their analytical thinking is. To professionals, productivity will lead them to think about profits, workflow efficiency, and networking.

Here, we will discuss productivity in general because the ideas that we are exploring intersect both academic and business fields.

Adjusting Yourself with Mobile Workflow

mindmapping businessThese days, companies have begun to leave the outdated style of permanent office settlement. With the advanced development of IT (Information Technology), workers can submit their works without having to stay in an office. Consequently, a mobile workflow will be the future of all companies.

In your case, you have to adapt to the style as soon as possible. If you have already had a permanent job, you should use your spare time to get involved in other productive projects. For example, you can look for a position on portals like Crunch Board, Startup Agents, The Muse, and Venture Loop. You need to make sure that the project pays well and looks good on your portfolio.

Whenever you need a workplace for your project, you can use the co-working space in your area. As an example, let’s assume you are currently traveling to San Fransisco on behalf of your primary employer. There, you can search for a place to work in SF, and you will get the list of available coworking spaces in the area. Pick the one with the highest review rate and finish your secondary project there.

Optimizing the Cloud

using a cloud storageIn order to have an efficient mobile workflow, you must be accustomed to cloud service. Microsoft, Dropbox, and Google have their cloud services that enable people to store, share, and edit data in the cloud. Their existence nearly makes in-house storage servers obsolete.

Employers usually have their unique preference on which cloud storage is used for their projects. However, in your case, having a business account on each of those three cloud providers is compulsory. Microsoft has approximately 1.2 billion users worldwide, and their cloud service, One Drive, integrates flawlessly with the most popular data processing programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Google has Google Drive that works efficiently with Gmail. Dropbox has been the oldest cloud in service. And your employers are most likely to have already been using it.

Becoming More Proactive

public speakingThis section may seem like an abstract discussion, but it is not. Being proactive correlates strongly with network establishment. Everyone in the business world will prefer to work with a proactive person rather than a reactive one.

First, any volunteer programs are your best gateways to show how proactive you are. For example, free tech design contests for environmental causes are plenty these days. Getting involved in one of those shows how your vision in business is not only about profits but also sustainability. Whether you win or not, your goal is to build your reputation in the field.…

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