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Career Monday: Follow These Tips to Help Others Achieve Career Success

During times of stress, worry, and anxiety, the experts in mental health tell us that thinking about others and helping them out of a problem often helps us move beyond our own anxieties.  Doing something to help others is always a win-win.

One of the most rewarding experiences for many people is helping someone else succeed. You can do this in many ways. Among the best is finding a way to help someone with his or her career. A fulfilling career can produce a lifetime of joy and, with some effort, you can help others experience that joy.

When you help others achieve career success, you give them a priceless gift. There are many ways for you to help others advance their career in a way that allows them to be everything they were created to be.

Careers Are More Than Just Jobs

When you have a job, it’s often temporary. It might be something less than what you’re qualified for, or something you’re doing just so you can get by for the moment. When you have a career, it’s often something you went to school for and something you plan on doing for the rest of your life. Getting help to get that career started can make all the difference.

There are plenty of things that you can do to help others get their careers off the ground. Besides hiring them or giving them financial support, there are other ways to contribute to someone’s launching of a new career. Consider the following options:

1. Be a mentor for good work habits and perseverance
2. Teach others to develop their skillset
3. Encourage others to volunteer with organizations that are a good fit for them

Those who see the job they do every day as part of a bigger career picture often get farther in life. Instead of staying where they are, they always work to move forward with their lives. They might be interested in financial success, but they also want to do something with their lives that leaves their mark of contribution for the next generation.

Encouragement is Very Important to Success

There are certainly stories of people who were successful without positive, encouraging words from others. But most of the successful people in life got there because they were told they had value. People in their lives encouraged them and told them how much they were capable of. By internalizing that information, they started believing it and putting it to good use.

With that in mind, ensure you encourage the people in your life. If you want others to see success in their careers, it helps if you let them know you believe in them. Sometimes all a person really needs is to know that his life matters and that he can make a difference. Having people that believe in him and his ability to live a successful life is very important.

Keep encouraging people to move forward with their career goals. Some of them may be lofty, but there’s nothing wrong with that. They need to know that they’re capable of more than they’re doing now.

When people see that they can accomplish more, they rededicate themselves to their dreams and goals.

You can be a part of their success story through your encouragement and support.

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