Career development plan

(STANDARD Digital)

 

Some steps to follow for career growth:

 

1. Endeavor to be a voice in an area you are passionate about. Settling for any employment opportunity or job for the sake of filling up your CV is not an option in the current economic times. We should commit ourselves to doing things that we love and are passionate about, and above that we should find a way to get ourselves noticed in this journey. For example, if you love public speaking, why not run for a youth leadership role in your church? Or if you have an aptitude for marketing, why not blog about the topic and offer some valuable insights?

 

2. Direct your focus and efforts to a particular field or industry.  Despite many of us taking advantage of employment opportunities that came our way and building some truly incredible CVs, many of us regret not gearing our CVs more towards a field or industry we wished to work in. Currently, many employers aren’t just looking for skills, knowledge and experience; they’re looking for tangible proof that you have a passion for a respective career line. We should be proactive about taking personal responsibility, attend talks and conferences if (and when) we can. Attend events being hosted in your line of interest or join associations with like-minded people.

 

3. Strive to be of value Take time to get some rest, but do not waste unemployment periods or school breaks. Instead, use the time to learn a new skill or volunteer or take on a project that interests you. This is a great way to discover your real potential, purpose and ability for self-development and growth.

 

4. It’s never too late: No matter what level you are at on your career ladder, it’s never too late to rediscover your value. Start evaluating your strengths and abilities and bank on these to bounce you off to the next level or your purpose in life.

 

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