Are you at a Career Crossroads? A career, unlike a “job”, is personal; it’s tailored to your personality, situation and aspirations, and although looking for a new career direction is at the top of many peoples “new you, new year’s resolutions” many are unsure of how to go about it.
1. Reflect: Take stock of where you are and where you would like to be. By defining your career options and the goals you need to achieve to get there, the task will seem more manageable.
2. Focus: By understanding what is important to you as a person, identifying your skills, knowledge and experience, it will help you gauge what additional skills or experience you need and what you have to offer, what you may need to improve through training or volunteering options and how best to “market” everything to a potential employer.
3. Act: Decide what you want to do next and develop a strategy to make it happen. Having a plan focussing on playing to your key strengths makes it easier for you to stay on track and you will be more likely to succeed.
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