It doesn’t matter if you are still in school, unemployed, in a job you hate, or like the job you have. Everyone can do simple things to help them earn more money, find stable employment, or be happier in their job.
November is National Career Development Month, which is a great time to plan your next career move. What have you done this month to increase your network, build your skills, or prep for a job search?
USA Today: College listed 25 ways to get ahead. Check out this article for good tips to start or advance your career. A few activities writer Billie Streufert recommends:
- Enrich your network. Join LinkedIn or update your profile. Reconnect with your previous supervisors. Staying in touch will help you secure future references, and maintaining those relationships will potentially provide job leads.
- Complete a career inventory to identify the top occupations that match your interests. Speak with your college career center to learn more about these resources.
- Talk with friends and family about their own professional journey. Inquire about the process they utilized to select their careers and achieve their goals. You might be surprised to discover a shared experience or a helpful technique.
- Volunteer. You’ll not only give back to the community, but you will also gain valuable job skills and confirm your career interests.
To see all of Streufert’s tips, read November is National Career Development Month: Here are 25 ways to get ahead.
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