Do you read and analyze stories of people who were successful in what you are trying to accomplish?
Do you know precisely what you want to achieve?
Have you defined your career goals and do you know exactly what steps you should take to achieve them?
Do you know how to get people to take notice of you?
Do you know exactly what others did to get promoted before you?
Do you learn something new everyday?
Are you familiar with the company rules and procedures?
When working, do you think you are fully engaged and not distracted by your phone or the Internet?
Do you make it a point to be seen by your supervisors?
Are you able to keep your emotions under control so that your personal problems don’t affect your job?
Do you take responsibility for your actions?
Do you undertake training to improve your skills or develop new ones?
Do you habitually gather relevant information and ideas?
Do you pick other people’s brains to learn from them and get new ideas?
Do you network with individuals from the same career path?
Does the company you work for offer professional growth opportunities?
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Is this company the best in its field?
Are you aware of the company’s goals and objectives?
Do you know what’s going on in the company as a whole?
Do you constantly look for leadership opportunities?
When faced with a challenge, do you look for solutions yourself rather than waiting for someone to tell you what to do?
Do you focus on results instead of activities?
Are you comfortable with pressure?
Do you regularly analyze your career progression?
Do you know exactly who besides your boss you should be impressing in order to get promoted?
You must have checked most of the boxes, which means you are doing all the right things to have a successful career. Keep doing what you are doing and don’t lose sight of your career goals.
This is a good result, but not the highest. If you work a little more on yourself, you will have good chances to succeed in your career.
You must be a good employee, but perhaps you haven’t decided on your career goals yet. Or maybe, you know what you want, but you aren’t doing the work.
It doesn’t look like your aim is to be a leader, and you aren’t a key employee either. If you are serious about building a successful career, you need to be able to check most of the boxes above.
It looks like you aren’t very motivated and may be underperforming as an employee. To become successful, you need more focus and dedication. Perhaps you don’t like your job and could do better elsewhere.