Are you eager to progress your career and take it to the next level? Are you getting impatient waiting for that next promotion to come along? Feeling stuck in your current job when all you want to do is gain a promotion can be frustrating. When you are eager to take your next step up the career ladder, it can be hard to keep on maintaining the status quo. However, don’t see this as time wasted; see it as an opportunity instead.
Boost your qualifications
Recruiters have to hunt through stacks of CVs to find the perfect employees for their company. Therefore, your CV must stand out above the rest of the pile. Having a high level of experience and plenty of relevant qualifications is likely to catch the eye of the recruiter.
If you are hoping to get a job in an administrative role in healthcare, then a qualification such as the wesley health medical reception course could help you to land the job that you want.
Get a mentor
Finding a mentor is a useful way of getting some support as you climb the career ladder. A mentor is usually someone in a senior position that can provide you with advice and guidance for your future career. You should be able to speak to your mentor confidentially and run ideas past them, or discuss any uncertainty that you feel about the direction your career is going in.
Having a mentor is particularly useful for gaining more contacts in your industry. It could help you to network with other senior staff in your company, which will get your name out there, and hopefully, in contention for promotion.
Always be prepared
That big opportunity that you have been waiting to come along could happen at any time, so it’s essential to be ready for it. Applying for a job and going through the recruitment process can be a nerve-wracking and stressful experience.
Being fully prepared for a job interview, before you have even been invited to one, is a great idea. Being prepared in advance means that you can focus on landing the job, rather than hunting through your wardrobe for something suitable to wear to the interview.
Make sure that your CV is perfectly presented and ready to send at a moment’s notice should you need to. Update your CV regularly to reflect any new qualifications that you have achieved, or training courses you have attended, etc. It is helpful to have a printed copy available should a prospective employer request that you send a hard copy rather than emailing it over to them.
Have an ‘interview outfit’ on standby, so that you won’t be rushing to get your suit dry cleaned and find shoes that go with it. Doing these things should take some of the pressure off before your interview happens. This will enable you to focus on doing your very best in the interview.
This is a collaborative post that was ghost written for More From My Career.