When it comes to taking the next step in your career, you have to make sure you are dedicated enough to want to go for it. A promotion in your existing company or a more senior role in a new company can mean a big change you with more responsibility and to be able to promote yourself as perfect for the role, you need to be willing to go the extra mile.
Whether you are actively looking now, or you are wanting to prepare yourself for upcoming or potential promotion opportunities, senior executive jobs or a new challenge altogether, we have a few suggestions on how you can make sure you are ready and in a good position to be able to take your chance when it is presented to you.
If you are serious about advancing in your chosen career, then why not look at adding more strings to your bow and enroll in a course that can help you increase your knowledge and skills and stand you in a better position once a suitable role becomes available. You can enquire as to whether or not your current employer provides learning opportunities or you can take this on as a project yourself. There will be courses ongoing in local colleges or you can learn in your own time by enrolling online and fitting in studying around your current commitments.
The courses you can look at taking can vary depending on your sector, so you can simply brush up on skills you already have or apply for a Masters to give your professional knowledge that extra edge when you come to progress your career.
On the Job Training.
Some companies may offer this as an incentive to increase your skills and knowledge within the company, others may not. But if you are wanting to progress with your current employer, why not familiarise yourself with other job roles before you apply for a promotion. Having more in-depth knowledge and experience will help you when you interview as your employers can see you have a passion for the role and have taken the initiative to become more involved with the company.
Let your boss know you are interested in progressing within the company so they are aware of your desire and help you build up essential knowledge and training before you apply for any positions.
Stay on top of what is happening in your industry and who you need to know. there is nothing like being in the know and on the ball when it comes to knowing everything you need to know. Especially when it comes to promotion time. Your boss will be impressed you are keeping up to date with the latest changes and developments in your sector.
Be that go-to person who is in the know and prepared for any new avenues opening up in your industry to help you stay ahead of the trend and well prepared. This will also give you an insight into where your company headed and make it clearer for you to fully decide on your path when it comes to furthering your career as you have all the information you need on what your job could entail in the future.