The Christmas holiday gives time for managing your career to most people. Here are 5 quick tips for how to approach this.
- Update your CV. Have it ready to use if the perfect job comes up, or there is an emergency. Add in you achievement and experience for 2019 – it is easy to forget hat you have done.
- Think about your happiness with you job and your boss.
- If you boss is the problem, are there reasons for them acting that way? Can these be addressed?
- What is the next step in your career? How can you get closer by adding to you experience and skills?
- Even if your employer does not provide training, look at what is available online for free or at a low cost. Some is of limited quality, some is excellent – some is university level.
It is up to you to manage your career, so take advantage of the extra time. If we can help, see the Christmas opening hours on the homepage
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The confirmation or cancellation of HS2 will have an indirect effect on local employment in the Midlands,but also directly affect those who will work for it or in supporting industries. Is it worth the money? You decide. Available on your favourite platform, but on Apple here.
We have just introduced an employability assessment (Carrus). This measures the attributes which make people more attractive to employers, and produces a report suggesting areas which can be developed. It is particularly useful for school and college leavers and new graduates, but can be used for all ages.
As the pace of change in the workplace accelerates, Carrus can help to future proof careers too.
More details can be found here New Graduates
An interesting concept via Forbes. The straight line career for life is increasingly a thing of the past. Instead your career may involve moving sideways, diagonally and even sometimes downwards in order to move forwards. And it is difficult to pull a lattice up after you.
Of course, some future careers do not exist yet, so career management and skills development will be key.
The article can be read here
For a dozen years I have been at meetings moaning about the shortage of skills. Given the current low level of unemployment, if you have the necessary skills, you should be offered higher pay. You should also be able to negotiate a better package. If you have more than one job offer, you are laughing.
An interesting article in the Telegraph.