Everyone wants to be successful in their chosen career, but sometimes it’s difficult to know how to turn your dreams into a reality. Of course, hard work is key to your career success, but it pays to have the right people by your side rooting for you too.

Here’s 5 types of people to surround yourself with for career success:

1. A Career Mentor
Everyone will come to a crossroads at some point during their career, when they’re not sure which way to turn. Perhaps you’re unsure whether to specialise in a certain area, or want to know how others found working in a certain type of company or industry. This is where it is really handy to have a career mentor – someone who is preferably in the same profession to you, that you know and trust to offer their advice on a range of scenarios. It could be an old boss, someone you met on a course or networking, or maybe just an older colleague who has experience they’re willing to share.

2. Positive People
There’s definitely some truth in the saying, ‘a negative mind will never give you a positive life’. In general, people tend to work more effectively when they are happy and positivity usually attracts good fortune. Surround yourself with positive, happy people who encourage you to reach your goals and try to steer away from negative personalities, especially in the workplace. Negativity can bring you down whilst positive people will motivate you to reach your best potential.

3. The Challenger
Another important person to have around you is someone who isn’t afraid to challenge your ideas. Whether it’s at work or in your personal life, you need someone who can challenge the way you think and doesn’t always let you get your own way! This person will force you to look outside the box and think of new and creative ways to make your mark, which can only be a good thing when it comes to standing out from the crowd in your job.

4. Good Friends and Family
As well as a great set of co-workers and bosses, who you associate with outside of work can have an effect on your success. Ambitious friends who encourage you to aim high and believe in yourself can be a great support and morale booster. As you climb the career ladder, your friends and family will also be the ones who continuously support you. They’ll be there when you need to unwind and take a break from work which is just as important to your success as hard work. You can’t deliver fantastic results if you’re not relaxed and refreshed away from your job.

5. A Good, Trustworthy and Honest Recruiter
Last but by no means least, it really pays to build up a good relationship with an expert recruiter in your field. According to the Balance Careers website, the average person changes jobs 10 to 15 times during his or her career, so it’s sensible to have someone on your side who knows their stuff and can point you in the right direction. An expert recruiter can offer advice on roles when needed, help you spruce up your CV and interview skills, as well as keep their eyes open for jobs which may be the perfect fit for you in the future – what’s not to like?

Looking for your next challenge, or want some advice on a career move? Why not get in touch with the experts at Premier Resourcing by calling 0203 585 7286 or emailing them here.

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