Has the recent pandemic made you rethink where your career is going? Maybe you’ve realised that it’s now time to move
up the ladder - or to move on. If so, you are not alone. For many, last year’s lockdowns turned work routines upside
down and gave us time to reflect on what we value the most and what we want from our jobs.
Microsoft’s 2021 Work Trend Index found that 41% of the 300,000 people they surveyed were considering
leaving their current employer within the next year, with almost half (46%) planning to make a ‘career pivot or
Whether you’re taking the first step in your career, have been moving your way up the ladder, or are getting back
into work are some time away, there are plenty of things you can do to reach your career goals. Here are our top
tips on how to boost your career in 2022.
Getting Your First Job
That first job after you’ve finished school, college or university is an exciting prospect and can set the tone for
your future career. Although the pressure to land your first job can be high, don’t feel you have to settle for the
first role that comes your way. Look carefully at the company structure, culture, and ethos to see if it aligns with
your values and how you like to work. Find out if there are opportunities for growth within the company in the
future – this is something you can discuss at the interview stage, but you can also check out the company’s
career page and other vacancies they are advertising, to get a better idea of the career progression on offer
before you apply.
Ask your friends, family, or mentors for guidance – they have your best interests at heart and it can be invaluable
having someone take a second look over your CV, application or personal statement. Don’t forget to leverage
your social media profile to maximise your opportunities – sites like LinkedIn are great for building your
professional network and getting seen by recruiters and potential employers. Read our blog on “How A Strong
Social Media Profile Can Help You Get Hired” for tips on polishing your social profiles.
For those who have been in the workforce for a little while, wanting to change jobs is completely natural. You
may be working towards a promotion, looking to change careers entirely, or on the hunt for an employer with a
company culture that is a better fit for you. Whatever your goals, here are five tips for making your next career
move a success.
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