How to Manage and Advance your Construction Management, Technical Engineering, and Project Management profession…and to avoid staying stuck in your career.
But first, let me share with you some of the reasons why many professionals, fall into this career trap:
• People get stuck when they lack the capabilities, skill-sets, and confidence to advance their career.
• No “Training Investment Plan” or lack of it.
• Wrong priorities
“Don’t be afraid to change. You may lose something good, but you may gain something better”.
And here are what you should “Know and Do” to succeed and advance your position–to stay in control and on top of your job.
1. Invest in your career wisely.
“Invest in yourself. Your career is the engine of your wealth.”- By Paul Clitheroe
Invest in the right training or education that will accelerate your career advancement.
You must have a “Training Investment Plan.”
So that, the price of training becomes secondary; your primary consideration, then, should only be your career advancement and success.
It’s the absence of Investment Plan, however, why career plateauing happens to most professionals.
Don’t let this trap caught you unaware, in your entire career life.
Resolve today to manage and take control of your life and your job.
2. Invest in creating a unique and sustainable career.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”- By Abraham Lincoln.
The development and mid-career phase (1-10 years) of your professions, especially for young and most Millennial today, is incredibly important.
At this early career phases that you should invest in your career growth, at least every 2 to 3 years in order to prevent career stalls and stoppers.
The reasons are quite obvious- is to prepare yourself with great opportunities that are about to come, in the construction and engineering industry, and while at your vigor state.
Do you know one of these career breaks which are fast approaching?
3. Project Management and Construction Engineering have become an international standard.
“Your future is defined by what you do today!”-By Mahatma Gandhi.
Most, if not all Engineering Codes, Standards, and Professional Organizations body of knowledge are updated every three (3) year cycle.
You must know and be updated with these international standards to remain competent in your field.
So, a practitioner who is able to adopt these changes will be ready to abreast with this global trend, where opportunity and career advancement is unlimited.
4. Investing in your career is investing in yourself, your family, and your loved ones.
The bottom line is not about career advancement, but to be ready and grab each opportunity as it comes your way; where the return on energy (ROE) you invested can potentially create a lifestyle for you and your family to enjoy the blessings of life together.
Don’t limit yourself to what you can become.
Now, it’s possible and all in your hands.
With God’s help…
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