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3 Things You Can Do This Year to Skyrocket Your Career

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Shahid Wazed
Written by Shahid Wazed

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Have you ever wished to have a GPS for your career?

A GPS that could direct you to the right career path and help you reach your career destination even when it’s -24 degree celsius outside.

We know the importance of having a GPS when we’re traveling to a place unknown. But we often forget the importance of it when we’re trying to navigate our career path in our current world of constant change.

Starting today, we’ll be featuring our leaders from multiple disciplines so that you can use them as your guiding stars when navigating your career path in the dark.

Essentially, our leaders are your GPS.

As they share their stories you’ll learn rare career insights not taught at Business schools.

You can then apply what you learn to skyrocket your career, hopefully, here at the City of Edmonton, if not, then wherever your career takes you.

Here are three things I learned from interviewing Reuben Danakody, the current Director of Integrated Business and Customer Services within the Assessment & Taxation Branch at the City of Edmonton.

  1. Opt-in to do hard work: Most people tend to shy away from hard work. We live in a world where mediocrity is the norm. When you put up your hand to do difficult work you stand out from the crowd right away
  2. Get in the middle of problems: When you see a problem, get in the middle of it and if you can solve it, there’s your story. You can’t create your interesting career story without solving business problems so next time you see a problem at work be the first person to get in the middle of it
  3. Have a flexible mindset: If you don’t like change, you may have difficulty progressing in your career. On the other hand, if you LOVE change and are mobile, you’ll be able to take advantage of opportunities before folks who resist change.

Watch Reuben explain these 3 secret ingredients more eloquently than I can ever convey through text.

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Shahid Wazed

Shahid Wazed

Shahid leads talent sourcing function at the City of Edmonton. Leaving a legacy behind with his Talent Acquisition work is his passion. When he's not working you'll find him seeking new perspectives by connecting with other top performers in the industry and soaking up the beauty of nature.

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