As we enter into a new year, many professionals start thinking about a new career or career development. If you are looking at making a change in 2019, we have put together out top tips to get you thinking about possibly the most important decision you will make this year!
Once you have established the Strengths and Weaknesses, it is also important to identify your opportunities and threats. Opportunities would be things that are in your grasp to change or develop / in your grasp. Areas such as Microsoft Training, or gain a chartered qualification such as CIPD, for example. Threats would be things that would be holding you back from achieving your opportunities and Career aspirations. This could be things such as finance (for funding the extra training), family commitments, time.
The other important thing to do is update your LinkedIn profile. (Or rather always keep it updated and Active!) LinkedIn is a great platform for recruiter’s to headhunt – in fact it is one of the most widely used tools today! Therefore it is important to ensure that you have all your experience and work history on your profile. It is a great platform to expand on your work experience and CV, as well as an opportunity to sell yourself to prospective employers and like minded professionals. It is also recommended to show personality in your profile photo. It doesn’t have to be formal – just remember to keep it current and professional – try to avoid holiday snaps and sunglasses!
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