Has 2021 left you wanting more out of your career? If you’re hoping to transform your professional journey in the new year, the time to take action is now. No matter your goals or aspirations, there’s always room for improvement and growth. Often the most meaningful career transformation can happen when you plan ahead and shift your mindset. As you gear up for the year ahead, here are three tips to help you transform your career in 2022:
Re-evaluate your priorities.
A major part of refining your career involves assessing how your professional and personal priorities may have evolved over the past year. For example, has the pandemic made it more important for you to be home with your children? Depending on your specific priorities, there are many factors that can influence your future career choices, such as remote work options and flexible scheduling. In some instances, you may forgo higher pay for a job that offers better work-life balance and less stress. Doing some honest reflection about what types of jobs and work environments are most aligned with your personal preferences is the first step to making a positive change.
Invest in yourself.
If you’re hoping to make a career shift, it’s important that you make yourself more marketable to a wider range of opportunities. Investing in your skills and expertise through continued education, training, or certificate programs can significantly enhance your resume and increase your qualifications for more employment options across the board. Once you’ve identified the type of job or industry you hope to pursue, you can be strategic with the types of professional development options that are most suited to achieving your future goals.
Showcase your career narrative.
Knowing how to articulate your unique career narrative to employers and those in your network can be impactful for your ability to sell your qualifications and discover new opportunities. A career narrative is essentially a way of speaking about yourself that discusses your qualifications and assets in a uniquely compelling way. Rather than rattling off what’s on your resume, a career narrative highlights your abilities in a way that emphasizes what you personally bring to the table as a professional. Discussing your career history, as well as where you see yourself in the future, will enhance your professional prospects and help you land more exciting opportunities in 2022.
As you make professional growth a priority in the new year, implementing the practices above will help you accelerate your career while learning more about yourself.
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Until Next Time,
Your Staffing Partner, Darrin Rohr- President, CEO, and Chief Servant
Current owner of HH Staffing and Former Chief HR Officer for several successful Multinational Fortune 500 Companies. Brings a fresh perspective from decades of experiences creating Great Workplace Cultures by building high-performance teams while leading and managing people from all different backgrounds. HH Staffing is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and is uniquely positioned to serve both local and national clients.