Key Tips from Career Experts
Jobs in support services offer the potential to create an enjoyable and rewarding career path through to senior management positions and higher. Get your career building strategy wrong, though, and you could join the 58% of people who throw a career away to start over.
Our health career experts work hard to make sure our candidates don’t make bad career choices. We know the employers; we know where the best jobs are (often before they are posted); and we can help you get in front of the people who make the hiring decisions. We also know a thing or two about career building strategies.
Four Top Tips for Career Building in Support Services
A business will never be successful if it doesn’t have a strategy and goals. Only then can it plan how to reach those goals and achieve its strategy. Why are we telling you this? Because you need to treat yourself like a business.
1. Develop Long-Term Goals and a Strategic Career Plan
If you don’t know your destination, how will you get there? How will you know when you have got there?
A business develops its goals first, then designs a strategy to achieve those goals, and then comes the detailed plan. This planning is one of the key elements involved in helping you to keep forward momentum in your career. It gives you a path to follow and milestones to measure your progress.
2. Have the Right Mindset
A positive mindset is also key to your success. There will be setbacks that happen during your career. You’ll be overlooked for promotion. You’ll be rejected for a job when you thought you had nailed the interview. It’s not these events that define your career success, but how you react to them.
Keep the belief. You know your abilities better than anyone else. There will be another opportunity around the corner. Take the experiences you have, build your learning, and revise how you do things next time.
Often, it is necessary to get a fresh pair of eyes on your approach. This is one of the things that our career experts help candidates with – you’ll be surprised at what a difference a small tweak in a resume or interview technique can make.
Networking is crucial to your long-term success. This is one reason it is often a good career move to take a temporary job while you are unemployed. You meet new people, learn different skills, and broaden and deepen your personal network.
Networking is important to the role we play for our candidates, too. Our consultants speak daily with employers, which is why we are so successful at placing people in the right jobs – often jobs that we have filled before they have been advertised anywhere else.
4. Invest in the Business of Your Support Services Career Development
Successful businesses invest in themselves to help their growth.
When looking at you as business, this investment could be made in courses and training in technology, or new areas to support your chosen career direction.
It could also be the time you put into developing your network.
Or the resume you submit to a specialist staffing agency and the regular conversation you have with a career expert.
Improving your skills and gaining relevant experience will accelerate you on the path to your career destination.
Invest in Your Support Services Career Today
The time to invest in you is now. Get your career on track toward your goals. Register with HireCare Personnel Services today. Submit your resume, and our career experts will help you plan the path to success in your chosen field of support services.