As we start 2024, it’s a great time to reflect on your career and set goals for the upcoming year. Whether you’re looking to advance in your current role, transition to a new industry, or take on a leadership position, now is the perfect time to assess your skills and plan your next career move. Remember you are your own personal brand and in such a competitive market it is important to stand out. Update your LinkedIn profile with your latest achievements and skills to showcase your expertise to potential employers, so that it’s not just work work colleagues who are aware of your latest career highs. It’s so important to ensure your LinkedIn profile is also up to date if you’re considering a career change, so that recruiters can find you in your specific industry.
If you are active in the job market, reach out to trusted recruitment consultancy firms – an old fashion phone call to introduce yourself never goes a miss! If you are applying directly to companies, take the time to research the industry and businesses you’re interested in. Either way, be selective in your job search – in today’s online job market it is far too easy to be “trigger happy” and apply for every role out there which you think fits your search. Play to your strengths and ensure you are tailoring your application to each role, drawing out your specific strengths and acheivements. Networking with professionals in your desired field can also provide valuable insights and opportunities. Additionally, consider seeking out a mentor or career coach to guide you through the process. Remember, it’s never too late to pursue your career aspirations and make that move.