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10 Tips To Excel In Your Career

Building a successful career in the energy sector is within reach. Many Gitga’at members are involved in large infrastructure projects as tradespeople, and with plenty of well-paying jobs, it’s a career path open to many.

With the right mindset and strategies, you can achieve your career goals. Here are 10 tips for excelling in the energy sector:

Take the initiative and fix what’s broken

Employers are looking for individuals who can spot broken equipment or infrastructure and fix it. Solve new problems, come up with solutions, help others, and create new opportunities for everyone on your team.

Review your performance

It’s essential to assess your performance rather than wait for the boss to do so. Set short-term goals and create a plan for achieving them. Show your performance report to your managers to demonstrate your progress, and they will be impressed.

Be ready to learn

To excel in your career, you must be willing to learn new things and tackle additional challenges. Show management that you are teachable and always ready to learn new things.

Anticipate the needs of the team (and your boss)

Stay a step ahead of your boss by predicting their needs. Ask yourself what they would want to be done next, and take the initiative to get it done efficiently.

Communicate well

It’s essential to communicate with your manager often, clearly, and well. These types of updates will keep them informed of your progress.

Set goals

Remember that you’re not paid for working hard or staying busy but for delivering on clearly defined goals. Set a goal to set up or fix something faster or to find a new, more efficient way of completing a repetitive process.

Show, don’t tell

Actions speak louder than words. Show management what you are capable of instead of just talking about it. If that means staying after hours to learn a new piece of heavy equipment, show your superiors that you are willing to do what it takes to succeed.

Gain trust

Building trust with your manager and team is essential for success in the energy sector. Being reliable, honest, and a hard worker will go a long way toward earning promotions in the future.

Show compassion

In general, everyone at work is trying their best. When things are imperfect or require more from you, try to understand the situation and help out where you can. Complaining or pitching a fit will get you noticed for the wrong reasons.

Show up with solutions

Things don’t always go according to plan. Issues on the job creep up regularly. Rather than sharing problems and waiting for somebody else to fix them, solve them yourself. Your team and supervisors will notice that you’re a problem solver instead of a problem creator.

Ready to Grow Your Career?

Keeping these tips in mind allows you to set yourself up for career success. Remember, success is not just about climbing the ladder but also about learning and growing and creating solutions that benefit your team and the organization. Be proactive and take charge of your career development; there’s no limit to how far you can go.


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