Whether you are a seasoned professional or an early talent who has just entered the business world, all of us can find inspiration and learn from each other’s career insights. Career planning isn’t always easy, so we are here to help! During SAP People & Diversity Week this year, employees took time out of their day to share the most impactful advice they have learned or received throughout their career.

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Here is a sneak peek at some of the top career tips you will find in Advice Bytes: 

Tip #1: Your Career Is Your Rresponsibility

Taking responsibility by owning your career development and growth is vital for achieving the fulfilling career you’ve envisioned for yourself. One employee shared that “If you want to do something new, it’s your responsibility to learn about it and go for it.” While another colleague added that “There are a countless opportunities but no one will come and tell you to do this or to do that. It is completely up to you to drive your career.”

You are the only one who can push yourself to the next level, so grab on and steer your career towards your desired destination.

Tip #2: Revisit Your Career Goals

One great way to take control of your career is to physically write down your career goals. The simple task of writing something down can have an astoundingly positive effect on helping you achieve your desired outcome. One employee advised that you should “write down everything that is important to you from a personal and a business view.” Then brainstorm goals you would be completely happy and proud to accomplish in the next 10 or 20 from now, and with these in mind your career moves should be actions moving towards those goals.

If you know what you want and are able to communicate it, first in writing and then out loud to your managers and co-workers, you will be well on your way to growing and developing your career.

Tip #3: Be Loyal To Your Career, Not Your Job

You will be more productive, creative and can better succeed in your current job if you are convinced that the job will add value to your career aspirations. As one employee put it “never do a job you hate, work for a boss you don’t respect or a company you aren’t proud of.” Don’t sacrifice your career’s integrity for a role or a company you find unsatisfactory.

By putting your career first, you will thrive in the roles you choose and that passion will carry you to the great career heights that you desire.

What about you? What is one piece of advice that you have found to be most impactful on your journey towards career and personal success?

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