The phrase 'nothing is forever' is more appropriate
in today's job market than ever before. People can expect
to move jobs far more frequently than in the past and companies
are moving towards fewer staff and the use of outside consultants
for advice and training.
what you have achieved on a regular basis - note your achievements
and make sure the appropriate people in your organisation
are made aware of them.
stay on course for career progression, you have to be an athlete.
You must keep yourself trained and fit, using the latest techniques
and modern methods available to you.
although your commitment is 100% to your employer and your
employer commits itself to you, your loyalty is always
to yourself whilst the company's is always to bottom
only person who will look after your career is you"
A successful career move is dependent on the following three
The starting point of any job search programme has to be an
in-depth, detailed self assessment exercise, both in personal
and career terms. This will lead to a practical decision making
process which will equip you to gain a clear view of the way
forward. Consider your strengths and weaknesses and likes
and dislikes in terms of working with people, data, technology
and things. By undertaking an in-depth self assessment, you
will be able to arrive at a career objective for you to attain.
Your success depends on your ability to sell yourself and
the first stage in this process is your CV. Your CV needs
to reflect your objective supported by effective covering
letters. You must develop a marketing plan which is as comprehensive
as that of any organisation selling products or services.
Consider where you will source your opportunities both advertised
and unadvertised - e.g. newspapers, Internet sites, through
networking and by making direct approaches.
Once you have defined your strategy, you should be fully prepared
to launch yourself into a targeted campaign. Access to comprehensive
resources will enable you to explore as many opportunities
as possible, to ensure you achieve your desired objective.