There is lots of information out there for job seekers to advance their careers, but what about those job seekers that are already in a job? Those who want a new job or a new position but aren’t sure how to get there?
Set Goals and Pursue Them
When it comes to your career, you need to set a few, small achievable goals that you want to achieve. There are lots of different methods for testing and tracking goals, such as RUMBA – each goal should be Reasonable, Understandable, Measureable, Behavioural and Agreed Upon.
Work with your current employer to achieve them too. You have to make your current situation work for you, so if you have skills that aren’t being utilised at work, then actively seek a way to make it happen. Alternatively, you could ask your boss to give you more responsibilities.
Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Knowing your strengths and weaknesses is an important part of improving yourself. Without that knowledge, you don’t know how you will be perceived and what you should play on or not. Reflecting on your performance and behaviour at work will help you understand where you might be at a disadvantage, and therefore give you an opportunity to analyse and improve your skills, experience or behaviour.
If you’re working in a team at work, then you should also know their strengths and weaknesses, this will help you no end if you’re ever given work to delegate.
Think about your weaknesses and consider whether volunteering might help you strengthen any skills or experience that you can’t get that support from your employer. Make sure that you know how much time you can commit and for how long before you start, as this will make it much easier to find the right role.
The typical tip for career advancement – education and qualifications. While many feel that the ‘education part’ of your life is over when you graduate, it’s much better to continue to learn throughout your life. Specifically, you can make more informed decisions about what you want to achieve with your qualification if you make it after this specific period of your life, and you’re more likely to work hard to achieve it. Vocational training courses like the ones from Tutorcare, offer you specific qualifications to help you advance your career, some of which are available to do on the job.