Stop Sitting in The Passenger’s Seat of Your Career! 5 Ways to OWN Your Career

Stop Sitting in The Passenger’s Seat of Your Career! 5 Ways to OWN Your Career

Too often, we permit what befalls us and the circumstance we wind up decide our profession ways. Too often, we don’t assume individual liability for our vocation rather we permit the occupations we get lead us through our profession venture. The drawback of this is you will wind up with laments following 10-15 years in your vocation venture.

This article looks to edify you how to assume responsibility for your profession so you can have an all the more compensating vocation bereft of disappointments.

  1. Intentionally and reliably manufacture a brand for yourself

Many individuals will in general imagine that a profession brand is just for individuals who need to be ‘KNOWN’ as an influencer. In any case, A Brand Identity is fundamentally what you need to be known for. It doesn’t need to be all over online life yet it must be known and clear by any individual who experiences you. Everything begins from recognizing your qualities and the things that would drive your activities or inactions. E.g If you need to be known as somebody who’s dependable and tenacious any place you get yourself, you ought to consistently show it.

It’s about purposely pushing an account of yourself to individuals and It generally outlasts you and opens entryways for you.

  1. Do an exhaustive appraisal of where you are and where you’re going to

You can’t OWN something you’re not in any case sure of. This is the place a SWOT (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats) Analysis would be exceptionally useful on the grounds that it causes you to recognize appropriate things about yourself and guide you towards a make way. In case you’re despite everything befuddled about where you need your vocation to be gone to, it’s ideal to decide quick. Have this evaluation recorded with the goal that you can allude to it much of the time and it can fill in as a guide. This resembles building up a Career Planning Guide to manage you. Get a responsibility accomplice that will push you towards accomplishing your set goal.

  1. Aim for Jobs that lead you towards your long haul goals

It’s exceptionally basic for individuals to think about the NOW and not generally consider their TOMORROW while tolerating an employment proposition. At the point when you characterize your vocation way, don’t be too devoured by things that may look well NOW however aren’t lined up with what you need to be TOMORROW. At the point when you permit the activity you get characterize your profession for you, you’re basically sitting in the traveler’s seat of your vocation which is one error you ought to dodge. Deliberately, go for employments that would challenge you and furnish you with abilities and skills for your ideal goal.

  1. Intentionally Build a Network: Ensure it’s robust

I’m certain you have heard this platitude on different occasions “Your system is your total assets”. What a great many people don’t know is that it’s a LOT of work to construct a system. You don’t simply have an enormous system by some coincidence. It’s something you need to choose about and purposely connect with be individuals who can possibly be of Value to you. Don’t simply associate with individuals who are in your calling, rather look to interface with experts in different areas. Start by interfacing with different experts on LinkedIn and connecting on their post. At the point when you go to occasions, guarantee you share your business card and gather whatever number as could be expected under the circumstances. Join online gatherings on Watsapp and Telegram, (don’t be a quiet part), communicate with others regardless of whether it’s now and again.


  1. Make Personal Development a PRIORITY

In the event that you are somebody that is goal-oriented and has a major vision for yourself, at that point you have to comprehend that you need to reliably develop into that position you need to accomplish OVER TIME. Creating yourself doesn’t generally need to include going through cash (albeit in some cases it does). It includes distinguishing the aptitudes (delicate and specialized), skills and different capacities that you requirement for where you are going to and afterward searching for approaches to get it. Does your long haul objective need somebody that talks or composes better? Before you squander your cash on a course, begin putting forth an attempt to decrease the manner in which you speak Pidgen English and quit composing with short hand e.g Am rather than I’m. Seemingly insignificant details like that check and go far!

Have a yearly spending plan for individual speculation and begin sparing from January. Give yourself individual targets and propel yourself towards accomplishing it. Be a vigorous peruser (both on the web and physical books) since it drives your psyche further.


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Yewande Jinadu

Yewande Jinadu is the Founder of CareerLife Nigeria(, a Certified HR Professional and an Employability coach. CareerLife Nigeria is a social initiative aimed at reducing unemployment by providing people with the right career related information and Coaching. Yewande is passionate about People Development, Recruitment, Employability and Career Coaching. Through personal coaching, published articles and speaking engagements, she has helped hundreds of young professionals become more employable and gain employment. You can reach out to her by sending a mail to: and follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @careerlifeng

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