Being intention oriented will put you on the right track and will make you more efficient to reach your career goals.
1. Define your goals
Take the time to accurately define what you want to achieve.
2. Develop a plan
Define small achievements that must be accomplished in a given time in order to reach the final goal: achieving these provisional goals will motivate you to commit to advance further.
3. Consider the language you use
To effectively position yourself professionally, the language you use when speaking and/or writing should be intentional.
4. Cultivate relationships
Part of your plan should be to connect with people who can help you achieve your professional goals.
5. Tell people what you want
Do not assume that people know what you want: only you know your goals and it is your responsibility to share them so that other people can help or advise you.