Whether you’re currently employed or looking for a job, it’s easy to feel stuck if you’re not where you want to be. If you’ve been promoted as high as you can go, or if you can’t seem to land an interview at a place you’re passionate about, you may feel like your career is stalled. If that’s the case, here are eight steps you can take to kick your career back into gear:
Update your web presence.
What do people find when they Google you? A LinkedIn profile? A personal website? How new is the content about you? Make sure your online presence reflects your experience, professionalism and career aspirations.
Get your face out there.
Are you continuing to build your network? Ask an industry connection you trust out for coffee or find an industry conference or event you can attend. A strong professional network is invaluable in helping you advance your career.
Learn something new.
Having a new experience is the best way to get out of a rut. Learn more about something you’re curious about and see if that sparks something.
Finding a worthy cause and donating your time to it is a great way to learn and network at the same time, and it looks great on your resume.
Finding a way to take a leadership role, whether it’s in the office or outside of it, can help you take control of your career path.
Find your passion.
If you’re unhappy in your current industry and you don’t know what to do next, spend some time figuring out what makes you happy. Then see if you can find a more suitable position.
This may seem like a drastic step, but if you’re stuck in an industry you don’t like and there’s something you’d rather be doing, it’s time to take action. Even if you start off in a lower position, the happiness will be worth it.
There are lots of options for assistance if you’re stuck. You can turn to a trusted co-worker, a mentor, or a staffing company. You may be surprised at how much a new perspective helps.
No matter where you are in your career, a specialist at Contemporary Staffing Solutions can help you achieve your goals. Contact us today and we’ll develop a career plan tailored to you and your skill set.
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