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Grab opportunities that come your way

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We all strive to make a mark in the corporate world that we work in. While some are able to carve their own place, many are left wondering what they should have done to establish their caliber.

It is easy to state that the difference between a great career and a mediocre one boils down to how proactively we respond to the windows of opportunity that come before us. Many of us do not recognize the opportunities that knock at our doors since most of the time they come unannounced. It is often said that opportunities come when we are too tied up with work, or when we are following our own course of action.

It is important to recognize the opportunities and grab them, regardless of how busy we are. It is equally important to not let the plans that you have made stand in the way of the opportunity which you have been waiting for a long time. One should be willing to stick one’s neck out and grab the opportunities that will help one achieve career-enhancing challenges without any regrets.

The corporate world provides us with ample opportunities to learn new things every day. The opportunities may come in the form of new assignments, fresh challenges, unsolved problems, among others. When we make use of these, we get the platform to grow. Growth ensures that we are on the right track as far as our career is concerned.

Remember, opportunities are the stepping stones to career growth. The problem is most of us wait for what we think is the best opportunity, not realizing that the wait may be eternal. Look out for growth opportunities and when you spot one, grab it tight with both hands and make the most of it.

Handy Hints
• Recognize opportunities as they help enhance your career
• Opportunities come in the form of new assignments, etc.
• Do not let plans you made stand in the way of any opportunity 

Grabbing that opportunity must come with Unshakeable Determination

Source: C. Sunil Roy, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Senior Manager, Publilink