Career development in your current job
Take responsibility for your own career development by asking about training or change opportunities, and by knowing what your career goals are.
Develop self awareness
Take some time to reflect on your achievements and learning in your current and previous jobs.
Be clear about your own:
- strengths - so you can market yourself when opportunities arise
- goals - so you can work towards achieving them
- weaknesses - so you can work on improving on them
Set goals and plan
If your organisation has a formal performance review process, take it seriously and use the week prior to evaluate, set goals and consider whether you’re making progress. Review your progress regularly throughout the year.
- Identify opportunities in your workplace and work towards them.
- Keep your expectations realistic and you'll increase your chances of achieving your goals.
Be pro-active in developing your career
- Seek opportunities to gain skills that will help you progress.
- Let your supervisor know of the types of opportunities that interest you and ask for their advice.
- Make sure your management is aware of your growth and skill development.
- Make strategic choices about accepting positions, promotions and changing jobs with your short and long term goals in mind.
- Your reputation is your best marketing tool. Good work relationships may lead to great opportunities.