Tips to Plan Your Career Path & How We Can Help
Unless you are one of the few who were born knowing what you wanted to do, having a plan for your career path—and implementing it—is one of the toughest parts of becoming successful. There are some simple tips to think about that could help make that dream a reality, and we want to help you out.
Plan ahead. Don’t just apply for a job because the compensation or description sounds appealing. Having a big goal in mind will help you plan out the next steps, and keep in mind what the position will do to help you get there. Knowing where you want to go is half the battle.
Referrals are always stronger than job board applications. Before you go applying for jobs on job boards, try asking people you know for referrals. This will help you stand out in the eyes of hiring managers and make you and your resume more appealing.
Act, don’t react. When you’re looking for a job change, make sure it’s part of your bigger career plan and not just a reaction to a problem. Try to avoid lateral moves just to get out of a bad situation; this will be reflected as job hopping to hiring authorities. Always look for a job that will help you grow and get closer to your end goal.
Highlight your accomplishments and types of recognition. If you are doing something right, you should make it known. Make sure to include promotions, presentations, or awards you’ve achieved in the workplace. These things illustrate your ability to accomplish more than what is in a job description.
Believe in your capability. If you’re good at what you do, don’t be afraid to show it and speak about it. If you haven’t been given the opportunity to showcase your talent, find a job that will let you flourish. Most of all make it clear to hiring managers what you want to gain in working for them as well as what you can do for them.
These ideas may seem simple, but keeping them in mind as you plan a change in your career is something a lot of people don’t do. Finding the right recruiter is like having your own career coach.
At Govig Senior Care, we try to do this for our candidates. We get to know our candidate’s goals and accomplishments so that we have the advantage of finding them the right place to grow and achieve their dreams. This is also beneficial for our clients who are looking to find the right candidate to help grow their organization. So if you’re in the senior living industry, look to us to help you on the next step in your career path.