Sometimes people can get into a little bit of a rut when it comes to their career and some people find themselves feeling as though they are been behind because they are unsure on how to reach the career goals they have in mind.
Let's face it not everyone knows what they want to do straight off the bat and on occasions our goals may change. Have a look below at some of the things you can do to help you reach the career goals you want.
This might sound a bit clique or obvious but writing a plan could be one of the best things you could do for your career goals. If you don't have everything clearly set out it can be so much easier to fall into that rut or forget what your ultimate goal was after all.
Now we're not saying that you need to have a step by step plan of your every move written down but it would be useful for you to be able to see where you want to be in 5 years time and then when hit that milestone be able to compare how far you have come and assessed what you have and haven’t achieved. Writing smaller annual goals could be a good way of keeping on track with your overall target and give you the opportunity to change anything you don’t like.
You need to have a look at the career you want and consider what educational needs it may have. There are some job roles that require a plethora of qualifications whilst others allows to train up on the job. If you're after a career in medicine then looking at medical school in Carribean could be the way forward for you.
Whereas some jobs such as caregiving may allow you to train and gain the skills you need by learning from others in the role. There are also job roles where you are able to complete a qualification whilst earning a reduced rate of pay so if you want the best of both worlds have a look into this option.
Whichever way you decide to educate yourself for the career you want the best thing you can do is to compare your current skills with the skills the career requires and slowly build on what you have already achieved.
Sometimes your CV could be what's holding you back from taking the next step on your career ladder. People often fall into the trap of listing only what they are doing and not including examples of time they have exceeded expectations or shown promise with progression.
If you are unsure of your CV quality you could always have a professional look over it, they will discuss with you your current role and what you are looking for. They could even advise you on things that may be missing from your CV which will allow you to look at options to improve it. You should see your CV similar to a college application, it’s a showcase of all your skills and desirable attributes.