There are some simple steps you can take right away to improve your career path.
Request a performance review - Most workplaces do regular performance reviews with staff, but some don’t because things get crazy at work and you never get around to it. You can ask to sit down with your supervisor and discuss your job performance and to see where you stand and how you can improve. It’s a chance for you to tell your employer anything you want to suggest or share.
Set goals - Think about your qualifications and what you need to do to get where you want to be and make the kind of salary you want to earn.
Find a mentor - Explain that you admire their work and that you’d appreciate their advice if they could spare some time. They should enjoy sharing their wisdom and experience.
Network with people in the same industry - Use social media to help you find connections in your area.
Further education and training - Some companies offer additional education and training opportunities for employees. Or you can enroll yourself in classes that could help at your current job or in the future.