Today's workers have a much harder time than in the past. While the economy is growing it is doing so at a much slower pace than previous recoveries. People who want to get ahead will need to make some changes that will allow it to be possible. They will need to change their approaches to the work environment and start working on their foundations.
You will notice the economy shifts and changes quickly. As a person we need to continually update our employment skills. Sometimes we do well in one industry but when that industry declines we will need to consider other opportunities as well. This take a little foresight.
It doesn't much matter if you are a professional or a skilled tradesman. You can still up update your skills and make sure you are competitive. Focus on the create of market value. What does your job really offer to the world? Does it have market value and are people will to pay for it?
You will also want to opt to develop an enthusiastic and "go getter" personality. Hiring managers and work promotion requires you to be enthusiastic and be a "hard charger". Focus on doing a quality job and making things happen. Ensure that you keep your spirits up in this regard as you will go through all types of challenges.
Seek to find opportunities where they are available. Use your social networks and keep your ears out for opportunities that come along. Successful people seek out and can detect these opportunities before others can. Keep your focus on moving up the ladder and seek out chances to do that.