How to Build a Successful Career

A successful career cannot be achieved overnight. Every fresh graduate will have to go through a lot of sacrifices just to make sure the career path is according to plans. Fresh graduates will have a lot of trouble in dealing with this fact because a successful career is just too far, their pay rate is practically a small fraction compared to the upper management and their responsibilities, although has a lot of pressure is very minimal. These are enjoyed in a successful career with an assurance of great retirement benefits.

Everyone Goes through the Same Path

But ask your boss or someone successful in their career. More often than not, things didn’t start that easy. A successful career will require sacrifices and hard work. Frustrations should be expected and disappointments about the career are most likely to happen.

These emotional pains could be expected while having to deal with minimum salary. Some are not trained (or even born) to deal with this situation and as a result, the back out from the struggle and remain a simple employee until they retire. Only those who wanted to be successful are more than willing to deal with these challenges.

Harnessing the Industry the Hard Way

No one can be part of the industry without proving their worth. Those who have been successful in their career have been toiling for hours even after their work just to get things done. Any industry that you have to deal with is very big and there are too many factors to be reckoned with. The only way the successful ones would be able to succeed is to study the industry through actual experience.

You hear stories of people working after hours and up to seven days a week – often with no additional pay. But their extra work is never for nothing. The more they work, the more information they have with the industry. In the end, they become knowledgeable of the industry and could lead the business to greater heights.

The Family Value

But there are exceptions in dedication yourself at work. Family still comes first when it comes to work. Getting yourself working too hard without giving your friends and family enough time actually defeats the purpose of working. Instead of helping your family through your earnings, you are doing more harm than good since you are not there to provide emotional assistance.

Although you work really hard to get things done, give yourself time to be with your family. You might be there for only a few hours a week with your family but you have to make sure that it’s worth it. Basically, it’s the quality of your time with the family rather than quantity. There are times that you spend some time with your family but if you always get distracted with work, it’s as if you’re not there at all.

Attaining a good career is always a challenge. But if you sacrifice enough while giving quality time with your family, success in career and a happy family is always there.

Editorial Team at Geekinterview is a team of HR and Career Advice members led by Chandra Vennapoosa.

Editorial Team – who has written posts on Online Learning.

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