1. Take courses-
Take the opportunity to take as many courses as you can. These courses can have to do with your current professional role and you may try and take courses that are diverse, which may subsequently help you grow professionally, giving you some idea about the various other fields.
2. Leadership opportunities-
Take up as many leadership roles as you can. You don’t always have to look for leadership roles either. There can be instances where you take up a role by yourself. These roles may not be highlighted on your resume however they can certainly help you grow, such as, helping colleagues, taking on more responsibilities, deliver efficient solutions etc.
Taking out time for reading may come extremely difficult but to ensure good growth in your professional life, it is crucial you make it a habit to read everyday. Make sure you brush up on your general knowledge and current affairs and try to read as many books and articles as you can relating to your field of work.
4. Ask for feedback-
Ask your manager regularly for a feedback and ask them for ways you can improve. Make sure they know you are a keen learner and are very open to health criticism. If you want to grow as a professional, you need to know where you are going wrong and what it is you can do to improve that to get ahead.
5. Additional responsibilities-
Do not shy away from any additional responsibly. This does not mean you take on more than what is possible for you. Try to take up as many responsibilities as you can keeping in mind that it should in no way impact your current role. Also keep in mind that while you take up these responsibilities, make sure that you have received adequate training to perform these tasks. Don’t set yourself for failure.
6. Take up new projects-
This gives you a chance to learn something new and show your manager that you are open to new avenues, also a positive as your manager gets to delegate some of their duties. However you should only take this up when you know you have the time and the skills.