When it comes to your career, you need to be in it for the long-run. It takes time to develop and grow within your niche. Making the time to invest in your career will be one of the most rewarding outcomes, especially when you look at where you were to where you are now.
If you are starting out as a graduate or if you’ve changed your career prospects later on in life, there is nothing stopping you from achieving what you want to do or become.
Try looking at your career like it’s a video game and with each bit of experience and level you get to; the benefits become more rewarding, investing your time and being patient when achieving your goals, will build your character and outlook on life.
You’ll face many challenges, bumps in the road and sometimes failures, but learning from these hurdles you face will form a career you love instead of a ‘job’ you loathe.
A few things to remember…
- A job is where you work to earn money; a career is a series of connected employment opportunities
- A job has minimal impact on your future work life, whilst a career provides experience and learning to fuel your future
- A job offers few networking opportunities, but a career is loaded with them
- When you work at a job, you do the minimum and avoid annoying your boss. When you’re in a career, you go the extra mile, doing tasks beyond your minimum job description
Your Career is a Journey
When you start advancing in your career think of it as you’re climbing a ladder, and on the way, you will be gaining valuable experiences; at one job, you may learn new skills and at another, you might gain a new interest.
Knowing how to manage your career is crucial, the choices and actions you make now will affect your future, all the activities, volunteer work and part-time jobs are steps up the career ladder.
- Lifelong learning is very important, working somewhere or in a profession that offers short-term training opportunities is a big advantage in your career development
- A healthy work-life balance to separate your personal life and work life will help keep yourself level-headed and focused on your career
- Develop your own values and sense of purpose. Without these attributes in your career, you may become lost and working in a job you don’t really ‘fit-in’
- People naturally change over time, so assessing and refreshing your career goals frequently is essential to a successful career
The Big Question
When you are looking for your next career prospect you need to ask yourself if you are hoping to be promoted at some point, or if you are looking for your next paycheck. This will be the difference between a career move and wanting to just pay your bills.
If you’re hoping to take a step up in your career, turn on the passion. Figuring this out will help save you a lot of time investing in the wrong step.
We will work with you throughout your career
When you are ready for your next career move, we will be the catalyst for your new exciting career step. Unlike other recruiters we will support you every step of the way, guiding you from the assessment stage to offer stage.
Contact us today so we can help you build a successful-rewarding career.