We asked our team to share their best career advice. This week, we hear from Kay Sedberry, Quality Assurance Specialist at Tyler & Company’s Atlanta office. Stay tuned for more of the bi-weekly series, “Career Best Practices, as told by the Tyler team.”
Q: “In all that you’ve learned and experienced throughout your career, what advice would you recommend to someone trying to achieve a successful and fulfilling career?”
A: “Look around for what is not getting done and do it. When someone leaves, ask for more responsibility. This shows your initiative and your worth to the company.”
Be proactive. Show that you are thinking ahead, thinking of others and keeping the goals of the company in mind. This behavior shows you are selfless and mindful of the well-being of the business and your colleagues. It proves you can handle a full workload and balance a busy schedule. Frequently check in with your co-workers and ask them what is in their pipeline; it is always good to keep current with the workflow in the company and it gives you an opportunity to gauge what you can assist with. If you have the capacity, ask your colleagues if there is anything you can do to help. The benefits are three-fold: you are relieving responsibility from overbooked coworkers, helping workflow run smoothly, and learning new things outside your realm. Make sure to follow through with these actions, especially when the company is experiencing hardships – turnover, financial instability, client dispute, etc.