Job: Top 10 tips that make the year successful - reflection is required
Created: 01/10/2023 07:30
By: Carina Blumenroth
New year, new resolutions and perhaps different demands on your own job?
Ten tips can help you have a successful year.
After training or studies, working life begins – and this is where you may spend a large part of your life.
It would be nice if your job gave you more than “just” money.
If you are not (any longer) satisfied with your job, there are many ways in which you can change something.
For example, you can do further training, you can get to know another area by means of lateral entry or you can reorient yourself in the known profession.
There are many possibilities, but you shouldn't rush into anything.
1st tip for a more successful year on the job: communication
Become aware of your competencies.
This is a building block for a successful year at work.
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If you have something on your mind, you should speak up.
Communication creates trust - even if you think that some points are obvious, you should speak them out - because only then can something change.
Communication is also an integral part of working in a team.
Supervisors should give their employees space for communication, as Mareike Bruns, mental health expert at
Among other things, communication can help to better deal with stress.
Tip 2: Align your values and your job
All people have values, some of which are prioritized higher, others are more secondary.
You encounter values not only in your free time, you are also confronted with them at work.
Reflect on whether your own values still match those of your employer.
This can change over the years, either because you have “outgrown” your value framework or because your employer represents a different set of values.
Ask yourself what you want to achieve in life and whether that fits your situation at work.
Founding coach Sabine Votteler tells the
: “What is a no-go for you?
Are structures, managers, team right?
Clarify what is no longer negotiable for you.” Once you have compared this, you can make a reasoned decision.
3rd tip: Use networks and visibility in portals
Who knows whom and who has which qualifications?
What some may know as vitamin B, which gives you a certain job because you know someone who already works there, is now possible thanks to networks and visibility on various portals.
Entrepreneur Tijen Onaran advises in the
that one should have the courage to be visible: "Today, one's own visibility is the application for the future job." Onaran is committed to female empowerment and gender equality on Instagram, among other things.
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4th tip for a more successful year on the job: Further training
Look for further training in your job - this can be training or panels where you expand your expertise.
Step by step you can establish yourself as an expert.
You should attract attention with commitment and knowledge.
5th tip: Keep soft skills and hard skills in balance
Competence and personality are equally important factors for your success in the job.
Just one of these two factors is not enough, as Ralf Ostendorf, Professor of Finance and Business Management at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences,
"An insubstantial verbal acrobat will fail at the start of a career just as much as a technical expert without communication skills," says Ostendorf.
If you are currently applying, the ability to work in a team, willingness to compromise and independence could be particularly important.
6th tip for a more successful year: Create awareness of your own skills
Reflect on your own performance over the past year.
Become aware of successes and failures and consider in which areas you can take on more/less responsibility.
For example, you can make a note of which competencies you can use to contribute to the company goal.
You can then enter into discussions with your superiors.
This can help you to take on new tasks or is an argument for salary negotiations.
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6th tip: Openness to change
The labor market is changing - flexible working hours or work-life balance - be open to new concepts and approaches.
The needs of society and economic circumstances can favor a change in your work processes.
But digitization or the shortage of skilled workers can also change work processes.
Tip 7: Know your own limits
Deal with your own needs and question your workload.
Learn to say no.
Supporting one another among colleagues is great for team spirit.
However, you should also listen to your own limitations.
Ignoring these can lead to stress and overwhelm.
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Tip 8: Don't be afraid to make mistakes
Get out of your comfort zone and dare to do things.
It is clear that mistakes can happen, but you should not be put off by this.
Mistakes are part of it and do not necessarily mean a step backwards on your career ladder, according to the Career Bible
Tip 9: Think about criticism
Are you being criticized by those around you?
Then it's worth thinking about - at least if it's constructive criticism.
This may give you the opportunity to develop further.
This can help you become more successful in your job.
10th tip: Refrain from gossip
A nice chat in the coffee kitchen - that can be important for many employees.
However, you should avoid gossip about superiors or colleagues.
What may be meant to be funny at first glance can jeopardize your job if what has been said becomes known.
Small conversations can spread like wildfire.