First, Make Sure To Set Career Goals
1. Make Short-Term and Long-Term Plans
In thinking of your short- and long-term goals in tandem, your overall career goals will begin to seem much more realistic and attainable.
2. Know How – and Why – to Go About Following Your Plan
But before you actually do anything, you need to figure out the most effective way of doing so. For example, if your plan is to become professionally certified in a specific field, you need to determine the steps you’ll need to take – such as completing coursework, workshops, and certification tests – to make it happen.
3. Revisit and Amend Your Plan
You should from time to time revisit your career goals to determine if they’ve changed at all, or if the process of reaching your goals has changed at all.
How to Keep My Career on Track
1. Update Your Resume Regularly
2. Network Often (and strategically)
3. Find the right jobs (and be ok with letting go of a job that isn’t aligned with your career goals)
4. Build your skill-set in those jobs
5. Tighten up your Soft Skills
Communication, teamwork, adaptability, problem-solving, creativity, work ethic, time management (here’s a larger list)
6. Find a Mentor Who Can Keep You Accountable To Your Career Goals
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Chances are, your career isn’t going to work out exactly as you had planned – and that’s okay. As long as you keep your mind on what needs to happen next, you’ll continue moving forward, both in your personal and professional life. If you are looking for a new job, check out these new jobs or contact us today!