Expert Strategies for Refreshing Your Career

March 29, 2024 7:20 pmComments Off on Expert Strategies for Refreshing Your CareerViews: 7

As the birds chirp and flowers bloom, Spring brings with it a sense of renewal and rejuvenation. It’s not just about cleaning out closets and dusting off shelves; it’s also the perfect time to freshen up your career. With employers gearing up for new hires at the start of the financial year, now is the time to spring clean your CV and give your career a boost.

Expert Strategies for Refreshing Your Career

Experts from Generation Logistics, an awareness campaign for the logistics sector, have teamed up to share their top tips on how to revitalize your career this Spring.

Spring Clean Your CV

Just like the changing season, Spring is a time for change and reflection. It’s an excellent opportunity to spruce up your CV and consider a career change. Liz Sebag‑Montefiore, Director and Co‑Founder at 10Eighty, suggests, “Take this time to reflect on your career goals and accomplishments. Reevaluate your career trajectory and realign your CV with your aspirations.”

Know What You Want

Before diving into job hunting, take some time to figure out what you want from your job. Understand your values, motivations, and skills. Knowing what you want will help you find the right job for you. As Liz adds, “Identify organizations where you can add value based on your values, motivations, skills, and strengths.”

Look Beyond Job Titles and Salaries

Consider what kind of company you want to work for. Think about benefits like remote work options and company culture. Grainne Simpson, Internal Hiring Manager for ITR Partners, advises, “Read job descriptions thoroughly, and get to know the company culture. Align your values with the company’s to find the right fit.”

Maintain a Positive Online Presence

Your online presence matters. Keep your profiles on platforms like LinkedIn professional and up-to-date. Showcase your achievements and engage in industry-related discussions. Grainne Simpson warns against inconsistencies between your CV and LinkedIn profile, as it can deter hiring managers.

Network, Network, Network

Networking is key to discovering new job opportunities. Connect with professionals in your industry on platforms like LinkedIn. As Sebag-Montefiore emphasizes, “The best way to land a job is through your network. Build relationships with influential people, those you’ve helped, and those you know well.”

Spring is the perfect time to refresh your career goals and priorities. Take the opportunity to evaluate where you want to focus your career and consider new opportunities. As Bethany Windsor, Programme Director at Generation Logistics, highlights, the logistics sector offers exciting opportunities for career growth and development. So, seize the season and give your career the boost it deserves!

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