The New Year is here, and it’s time to sit down and think about your career plan. Starting the New Year fresh with optimism and the right path to career advancement will allow you to be in the driver’s seat of your career.
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There are three essential career planning tips that you need to know.
Reassess Your Goals
Your career is all about working towards your ultimate goal. What is your professional goal? A good example of this would be to become a manager in your department. If this is your goal, you’ll want to break it down into the following:
- What experience or skills do you need to fulfill your goal?
- What certifications or training do you need?
- Can you ask a higher-up for input on how to reach your goal?
Not only do you want to understand what skills, experience and certifications you may need to reach your goal, you also want to make milestones for yourself. Determine what you can do starting today to better your career.
2. Build Your Personal Brand
What’s the best brand you can build? Your own. You need to make sure that you are marketable to current and potential employers, and some of the best ways to do this is to build your own personal brand. This can be done in a variety of different ways, such as:
- Social media
What you want to do is find a way to build up your own name in the industry. A programmer, for example, may choose to work on open source projects and provide them to the world for free. This may be a free project, but it demonstrates your experience and skills and helps build your personal brand in the process.
Many people choose to start podcasts within their industry, write blogs or simply become very active on social media sites, especially LinkedIn.
Moving forward, you need to build your personal brand if you want a long, successful career.
3. Identify Your Goals
We touched upon this with our first point, but it’s essential that you begin to identify your goals: short and long-term. You’ll find that there are goals for various parts of your career:
- Goals for moving up on the corporate ladder
- Goals for your current position
- Short-term goals that you can accomplish quickly
- Long-term goals that take months or years to accomplish
You want to write down all of these goals, and keep them close, so you can see them every day. When you have goals that you want to accomplish, also keep notes on the reason why you have chosen each and every goal. This will help you stay on track, and help you plan out the future of your career while being proactive. The worst thing that a professional can do is allow their career to move along without being the person in charge of their own career path.
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