Top Tips to get Your Career Back on Track

Do you dream of earning a better salary? Have you felt for several months now that your career aspirations have fallen by the wayside? Perhaps you feel that you are in a job that doesn’t support or encourage you to develop your personal goals or dreams? Or maybe you only view work as a means to earning your next paycheck, and don’t take any actual pleasure in your current position? Well now is the time to take your career back into your own hands and start making sure that you in a position or career that means more to you than keeping your bank balance topped up.

What can you do well?

It might sound like a simple and obvious question, but until you work out what you are truly good at, you can’t start working on your future plans. You might want to do this in a manner of ways, by either writing down a list or taking time to make an appointment with a career advisor. Don’t delay in the beginning to identify your strengths or skills, remember that you are looking to make a change for the better. There’s no point in wasting any more time in your current job. Once you have taken the time to identify your strengths or skillset, you can begin to work on them by repurposing your resume to highlight what you can do well or even booking in to do a course to develop your skills. Once you have worked out what you can do well, you are one step closer to reaching your goal.


Start looking for other opportunities

Once you’ve realized your potential, its time to face your fears and start looking for other opportunities. Begin by doing some research into any positions that you are interested in and start comparing any current job descriptions with your resume, just to make sure that you are using the correct buzz words or terminology that recruiters are looking for. Chances are, you are the ideal candidate, but you need to make sure that you have your skills and talents highlighted on paper. Make sure that if you do get asked for an assessment or interview, that you know exactly what sort of salary you can expect. There’s nothing wrong with asking for a higher salary, but it’s important that you have a good knowledge of the employment market first.  Don’t let family, or even work colleagues, delay you from looking for other opportunities. It’s time to put yourself first.


Do you feel like you’ve let your career slip, or perhaps you are after your next career opportunity but don’t feel confident enough to make a move? Stop making excuses and write a list to work out exactly what your skills are, so you can decide which area or job position you want to work towards. Make sure that you are proactive in looking for other opportunities, and don’t let yourself get sidetracked.

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