“New Year, New Career” !!
It’s that time of the year – again. The time when we make pledges to change our lives for the better, in one way or another.
Each January, unlikely people come out, determined to make a change in their work lives. Some people register for courses. Others resign on a whim, and throw themselves out into the world without planning a thing.
When thinking “new year, new career”, I encourage people to make informed and plan any moves or changes to their work situation, as much as possible.
Here are some tips for consideration:
- If you are not entirely happy in your role, or in your choice of job, please visit the valuable website www.123test.com There are a series of tests – or quizzes – which can help you along the way. I am a big fan of the “career quiz”. This one is really valuable in helping people plan for new positions, sometimes career changes that require minimal training…. using existing transferable skills…
- Brush up your resume. In January and February, a lot of us end up playing musical chairs. Someone has resigned, and a management position comes up in your organisation. Be ready to apply for it… and to have the evidence and proof that you can step up to this position
- Go on, take a call from an unknown phone number. It could be a recruiter contacting you about a position you have dreamed of…
- Do enrol in that course you have previously considered. But don’t rush into it, or feel you have to do a full degree, say to be a project manager. Universities earn money from students, and sometimes have vested interests to overeducate. Why can’t you do 2-3 subjects at Open University, online, that are specific, rather than a whole degree??
In summary, the secret is planning. In my opinion…
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