Establish Your Goal and Map It Out
Before you take your next career step, be sure you know where you're headed. Map out your career and personal goals, and make sure the two complement, rather then conflict with each other. Working with us will help you to get there faster.
Here's what you need to do:
|•||First, determine your long-term goals. ||•||Why are you in the field in which you are currently working?
||•||Take a fresh look at your skills.
||•||Are your talents and personality traits being utilized?
||•||Are continued professional education and training priorities?
||•||Think about the consequences.
||•||Actively manage your own career.
||•||Build an effective personal career network.
Make sure that you don't make career decisions in isolation.
Be sure that your family
is supportive of your choices. You'll be able to move faster when an offer is made. And of course, consult with your recruiter.
But you are stuck in a world of uncertainty.
Things may seem unclear as to how you will get to where you want to be, but it doesn't have to be that way. Take the bull by the horns. Take control of your life. You know where you want to go. Take action to get yourself there.
Word of mouth.
It's not only an effective sales tool, it's also an extremely effective networking tool. For starters, identify and "work" your own career network.
You can include:
|•||Friends||•||Co-workers (past and present)
||•||Suppliers or customers
||•||Teachers and classmates
Things change quickly in today's economy.
Make sure your skills are cutting-edge. Research career enhancement opportunities in your industry through associations or training organizations.