An 8-part series of top tips to help you define your career business plan and get the job you deserve.
Nobody said it was going to be easy…
What do you want to do with your life? This can feel like an impossible question to answer when it comes to your career. However, there are some straight-forward things you can do to help you to work it out.
Start to think of it this way, “what do you want your life to look like?”
This could be soon or in the future and it will help identify your end goal.
Defining and managing your career is like setting up a business, if you don’t know what your purpose is then how can you run your business/career successfully?
The first thing to do is to decide if your current employer or any of their affiliated companies can offer you what you want (or at least most of it)? If you think they can then you must discuss this with your boss – it will save a lot of time and effort when they come back to you with (and you accept) a counter offer.
Don’t use an interview as a way to bump up your current salary…this is a sure-fire way to lose trust with your employer and a future employer. Surprisingly, people don’t take well to blackmail.
Assuming that your current employer can’t offer you what you want, read on…