5 Tips For Millennials Who Want To Kickstart Their Career

Making a distinction between a job and a career isn’t always as easy as it seems. Jobs can easily come and go while a career is something you need to work on day by day. And if you want to have a successful career you need to make sure you set off to a good start. However, this can be quite difficult, especially if you’re a millennial with a cloudier view of the differences between a job and a career. This means you could use any help you can get and that’s why we came up with 5 tips for kickstarting your career in 2018 and beyond.

Set realistic goals

Not a single person out there can succeed without a clearly defined goal. So, if you want to get fair chances to succeed, you need to start by defining your goals. This may seem like an easy thing to do but there’s much more to it than writing down your wishes and calling it a day. You need to be much more precise than that and take every that can affect your career into consideration. So, you can start by taking a closer look at what kind of skillset you possess and what you can do with it. You can then think about the ways for improving those skills and how doing so can help your career advance. If you would like to improve in managing your own business or being an asset to the company you are in, you can pursue an MBA online while keeping your other priorities straight.

Be ready to take chances

If you want to be able to achieve all of your dreams, it means you need to be ready to take chances here and there. In fact, that’s the only way you’re able to move forward in your career. Luckily, chances come in all kinds of different shapes and sizes, and it’s up to you to decide whether you want to take them. If your current job seems ok but it’s not what you really had in mind, you’ll never be able to succeed unless you start chasing something bigger. Of course, taking chances comes with a lot of responsibility and it’ll only be effective if you manage to combine it with a lot of hard work.

Keep improving

As we’ve already mentioned above, improving your skills is a huge part of having a successful career. Therefore, you should always keep looking for some new ways you can step up your game. Luckily, with the power of the internet, learning about the subjects that are related to your field of work isn’t too difficult. This is mostly due to various courses you can take. For example, if you want to learn more about cash flow analysis and debt modeling, there are so many financial modelling courses you can take. Learning a foreign language or becoming better at delivering presentation can also turn out to be an amazing idea.

Start networking

There’s no need to say that networking is an important step toward a better career for every millennial out there. Networking is all about using both your personal and professional contacts to give your career a boost. In order to meet the people who can help you out with your career, you might need to attend networking events or even host some of your own. Moreover, you need to nurture your relationships with anyone who might be able to give you a helping hand at some point. Bear in mind that this includes people who do not play huge roles in their companies but have the potential for it.

Make some money on the side

With the power of internet, boosting your income with a side job is much easier than ever. However, a side hustle doesn’t only give you a financial boost but it also helps you get in touch with people who can help you improve your career. What’s so great about these online jobs is that most of them allow you to create your own schedule. This means you can maintain your main career while still making some money on the side. Of course, you can use all the money you make on the side to improve your skills even more.

Follow these 5 tips and you’ll be off to a great start. Just remember that it’s all about taking every chance to improve and making only smart moves for your career.


Dan Miller
Dan Miller
DAN is a Payments officer with nearly ten years of experience in banking and international payments in the Australian banking sector. He has a masters degree in finance and banking. He is married and also a father of a beautiful little girl.

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  1. The points made by this article are all very valid. Almost all points came close to what I consider the real core to the question.
    I have compiled a sort of “commandments” list:for a novice entrepreneur
    Never lose the desire to learn, to have a competitive advantage compared to others.
    Compare yourself with others and with their skills when you have to take a “big” decision but, in the end, decide for yourself.
    Decide quickly yes, but not on someone else’s time. Do not make decisions on the pressures by those rush and perhaps has a partial view of the things as well. Analyze an overall view and fix the real priorities.
    Always put yourself into question, make it clear to others that you are willing to accept a different viewpoint that leads to argue, discuss and maybe to give birth to new ideas.
    Don’t be afraid to take risks and make mistakes.
    About friends or colleagues, try to associate with some original person, people who bring new ideas, create a suitable physical environment for creativity.
    Do good things and do it know. Any activity also lives on outside perception. Let people know which goals have been achieved.
    Be wary of anyone who says you are always right …. just because you did not always right.
    Make things pleasant by changing habits, promoting exchange opportunities, proclaiming an opportunity outside the box.
    Always have in mind the future. Competition, globalization, new technologies strive us every day to a new business plan, or best suited to changing times that, today, are much quicker than any past generation.
    Above all, simply be human, recognizing vulnerability to experiences as the shame, judgment, reprimand. Admit your own limitations is the key to everything, is a sign of courage and ability to coexist and collaborate with others.