No one wants to have the same job for the rest of their lives with no room for advancement. That would be a pretty dull life. The hope is to learn and grow with each task and move on to bigger and better jobs. The same skills that help you grow in your career will also help you grow as a person.
An important key to career development is networking. People who have been where you are (or are in a place that you one day hope to be) can serve as mentors to guide you. In addition, networking can help you build connections that come in handy when you are seeking a new position or need a recommendation. However, depending on your personality, networking can be difficult or intimidating. Here are five tips to help you get started and advance your career to where you want to be. Continue reading