Your next great job could be out there waiting for you … so you need to keep one eye on the market, no matter how perfect your current career situation may be. Especially if you excel at what you do – or, if you are contemplating a change in career direction – stay awake and aware of your options and the big picture when it comes to your future.
Know Your Market
Stay abreast of job openings for people with your qualifications and interests. Browse new opportunities as they become available on the market.
- Determine which skills and accomplishments employers are seeking. Form a picture in your mind. How does your resume track with employers’ needs?
Keep Track of Your Accomplishments
It can be easy to lose sight of what you have accomplished over the course of your career – or even at the end of another year in a job. Make it a practice of recording important milestones and achievements and updating your resume on a regular basis. Then, you will be prepared to activate and update it as new career opportunities come along.
Never Stop Networking
Keep your professional network active and mobilized. Continuously put yourself out there and stay top of mind with those who can help advance your career.
Build Your Brand
Develop and project your own unique brand, even if you are not actively job hunting.
- Identify the unique traits that you have to offer an employer. Be sure to relate everything to your personal core values and passions. What really matters to you?
- Get the word out. Put your brand out on the market via your network, social media, and other means. Creating and building your brand is a work in progress. Reach out and develop your brand as it shifts and matures over the course of your career. You don’t have to – nor do you necessarily want to – shout loud and clear that you are open to new opportunities. But make sure your name and image are top of mind when the right door opens.
The fourth quarter of 2016 is here already. With an eye toward the future, will the next year be the one during which you take your career to the next level?
The professional recruiters at PrideStaff Fresno can help make it happen. Whether you want to actively search for a new opportunity or simply put out some feelers as to what the future may hold for you, we can help make it happen. Contact us today to learn more.