Often we get to a point in life where we say: “I am very happy and proud to have made that choice when I was 25! It’s repaying me now! “, Or you can get to say” Why did not I do it twenty years ago?”.
If you do not want to find yourself in the second case, here are the tips to follow …
1) Do not be afraid to get close to mentor
If you work in the company, you do not have to be ashamed to ask more experienced colleagues to work alongside you in your professional growth, as they have most likely been in your same situation years ago, and will be inclined to share their experiences with you. The best people to join are those who play the role you would like to play in 10/15 years, tracing the same career path they faced. In addition, it is the people who could prove most useful in the event that an opportunity would be taken in the company in the future.
2) Share your skills
Outside the office, the accumulated experience can be useful if it is your habit to pass on to others your passions and your knowledge related to your working environment. Thanks, in particular to social media, you have many tools available to share new work experiences and knowledge, as you progress through your career path. Being known among people as someone who knows how to do their job well and likes to do it, could allow you to be the first to turn to in the future in case of important opportunities in your area of expertise.
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3) Make sacrifices and take risks
At 20, you usually do not have big responsibilities and obligations to fulfill, with the exception of the rent and the bills to pay: this is the right age to make the most risky choices that could pay you back twenty years later.
This does not mean making hasty decisions without considering the consequences, but do not be afraid to take risks, since at this age there is always time to remedy.
4) Take the opportunity to learn
If you work for a company that pays you refresher courses or certifications useful for your professional growth, do not miss the opportunity to make the most of it. The continuous development of new knowledge is vital for professional growth. If you are not sure what the best training path to follow is, look at a few job advertisements and see what the most requested requirements and skills are, so you will know how to enhance your professional background.
5) Keeping in touch with your acquaintances
A very important aspect to take into consideration, especially at the age of twenty, is the network of contacts that you have. It might seem trivial, but it is very important not to lose contact with your high school friends and universities, as they are contacts that could prove useful and strategic even after many years.