Why You Need to Develop Your Personal Brand This Year

We live in an inherently social world.  

While human beings have always been community-based creatures, the rise of the internet and social media means that we have more ways to connect than ever before. While the social environment brings a lot of positive things, like opportunities to network with peers and potential employers, it also means that every candidate needs to be constantly aware of how they’re presenting themselves to others.  

As you search for the ideal role, everything you do and say online is either moving you towards your career goals or holding you back. 

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Is it time for a Spring Review of Your Career?

February is the month of ‘love’ followed by March which heralds spring fever. As the days get longer and we emerge from a bleak winter for many of us, it is a time of reflection especially related to our career. 

While deciding to leave your current position and search for a new opportunity elsewhere can seem like a nerve-wracking experience, it may be time to take the plunge if the passion you once had for your role has fizzled out. If your thirst for advancement is stronger than ever, but your employer just isn’t fulfilling your needs, then now is maybe when you choose to make a change. 

Here are five signs that your job just isn’t doing it for you anymore.  

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Why It’s Time to Review Your Career Plan for Next Year

Businesses make plans to help them determine how they’re going to reach their goals in the years ahead. A local retailer might look for ways to expand their reach to a new market, while an online company searches for solutions to boost their digital sales. As the professional world continues to evolve and change, it only makes sense for job seekers to update their career plans too.  

With the New Year well underway and the festive celebrations finally finished, now’s the perfect time for experts in any sector to start thinking about where they want their roles to take them 

It’s natural for your wants, needs, and expectations to change the more time you spend in your chosen industry. So, how do you keep your strategy relevant and focused, year after year? 

Step 1: Know Your Options 

 

 

The best way to begin updating a career plan is to audit your existing strategy and create a list of opportunities that might interest you in the future. Look at your skills, preferences, interests, values, and narrow down your options by researching companies or speaking to recruitment professionals in the field 

Remember, it’s not enough to just list a handful of possible positions you can fill. Prioritise by concentrating on your strong skills and the areas that interest you the most. Think about the benefits that appeal to you beyond salary and remuneration, like flexibility, or good company culture.  

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