Where to from here in your career?

So you are think of a new role as a next step or you have a longer term vision.

Here are some things to consider.

  1. Define your goals, what do you want in the longer term? Be specific.

Identify people who have roles you would like as a guide.

  1. Identify the skills you need to do your ideal role. Assess your skill gap, what do you need to develop or grow, then build a skill path, how will you get there?  Think about a reasonable timeline.
  2. Build the story of your journey to now & then a story for the future. This should be for you & also for perspective employers.  Show the tread of how you got here & where you are going.
  3. Use mentors & advocates to accelerate your journey
  4. Get moving now
  5. Keep a record of your achievements so you can use these in your CV – this is part of your story.
  6. Explore new education or training opportunities in your journey
  7. Build your networks. This needs to be genuine & authentic – not handing out your business card at business functions.
  8. Life has a way of throwing a spanner in the works – be flexible.


Leave a Reply