10 Things that You Need to Create Your Own Opportunities

Keeping in mind the process above, here is a quick list of the things you’ll need to create your own opportunities.

  • The right mind-set: You can create opportunities if you take charge of your career.
  • A spirit of adventure.
  • Self-knowledge: Know your values, skills, strengths and weaknesses, and what you’re passionate about. This is the time to shape something to fit you, rather than shape you to fit your work.
  • An idea and imagination.
  • Knowledge and skills: In your area of expertise, yes, but you will also need to acquire skills to help with self-promotion.
  • Ability to analyze opportunities and make sound decisions.
  • Initiative and drive.
  • Courage.
  • Resilience: Success is rarely immediate. Resolve not to abandon this take-action spirit.
  • Flexibility: When you take the initiative, good things happen, but sometimes they aren’t what you intended. Be flexible to what life throws your way. You may be surprised.
By Ian Christie, Monster Contributing Writer

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