Thursday, 7 March 2013

Reach Your Career Goals

Professionals who have chosen their careers and are currently working in it, are likely to change their job at some point or other, perhaps much more frequently than in previous generations. This means that you, as the professional in-between jobs, need to be proactive in managing your career. This does not mean that you should sacrifice areas in your life in your attempt to balance your work and family or hobbies.

Muovo has found the following tips, offered by Mashable.com, great in helping you realise solid strategies that might actually aid you in achieving your career goals. 

1. Maintain your resume and LinkedIn profile well.
Write down your accomplishments from the past year. This will help you identify your market worth. Keeping track of these accomplishments will help you in review and bonus time. You probably already know this, but always keep your resume and LinkedIn profile up to date. This will keep you visible in the job market with recruiters or hiring managers.

2. Set up lunches with people who might get you somewhere.Connect with the shakers and movers within your organisation to develop mutual relationships; if a special project or a higher position opens up, they will be more likely to think of you. Your internal company network is important to your career success. Remember, it is not what you know, but who you know, that will help you get ahead.

3. Network.
Muovo has published several articles all unveiling the importance of networking in your jub hunting process. Network face-to-face with one to three people each month outside the company to stay connected to your industry and to develop your networking skills. Identify at least five or six people whom you lost touch with and with whom you would like to reconnect. Reach out to them, perhaps indicating that one of your 2013 goals is to keep your network active. When you meet with the people in your network, bring something to the table and be sure you are offering value. Also, always be willing to ask them to connect you to others they know.

4. Keep a professional image.Initial impressions are always key to forming and maintaining business relations. Update your look with the right accessories, clothes hair style, eyeglasses and so forth. Just one new piece of apparel can give you a polished, sophisticated and professional look, so you do not need to go on a shopping spree every week.

Do you have any other tips on how you can reach your career goals? Muovo would like to hear from you!

Nikita Pisani at Muovo

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