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Time to Evolve from a Job to a Career

A job may or may not bring you personal satisfaction, but a career should. Follow these tips to find your true career path.

Road Sign, Town Sign, Success, Career

What’s the difference between a job and a career? A job is a means to an end – you work to pay bills and survive. A career is something you pursue with purpose, for self-satisfaction as well as economic reward. Whether you are currently working in a job or a career, KB Staffing has some tips to help you move towards a more gratifying situation.

Grade A Career Tips

You don’t have to spend your whole life slaving away at a job you hate. You have the power to pursue a career path that will enrich your life. Here are some ways to make that happen.

  • Follow your passion. Working in a field you truly enjoy will decrease stress and improve your performance. Be realistic, and choose something that will have the potential to support the lifestyle you prefer, but make sure it is a line of work that you can feel good about.
  • Dress for success. You’ve heard the advice before, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” Well, take it to heart. First impressions will define you in other people’s minds, so make a good one by dressing and comporting yourself in a manner that is in alignment with your goals.
  • Network. Your career advancement is going to depend on other people in your profession, so don’t be afraid to rub elbows with them. Follow up on business contacts and keep in touch with many different people. You never know what direction your next big opportunity might come from.
  • Be proactive. You’ll never get anywhere by sitting around waiting for someone else to open doors for you. Strike when the iron is hot. Go ahead and ask for that promotion. Pursue your passion with confidence and determination.

Let KB Staffing Help

When you are looking for a job, whether within your current field or something completely different, put the best full-service staffing company in Polk County on your side. KB Staffing can help you find temp-to-hire jobs or full time temp jobs to get your foot in the door of a new company.