Here at The Eventus Recruitment Group, we are here for you, from the moment you register your CV, all the way through your career. The development and management of your career is an ongoing process. It’s not just when circumstances make it necessity or when starting a new job, it is a continous process.
Starting a new job
A candidate we placed into a new position, recently asked us for guidance on what to do when you are starting a new job, in order, to enhance your career.
He asked how he could make a good start in his new organisation. Here’s our practical advice in progressing your career, whatever stage you are at in your career development:
When starting a new job, learn who the key decision makers are, find out your stakeholders and who you need to maintain communciations with.
Remember you have been selected for the post. Your employer has recognised how your personality, skills and strengths will contribute to the organisation. Learn about the company’s culture, how things get done and key processes. Reflect on what you can give and where to build upon your strengths and skills.
When you start a new role, identify and set some short-term SMART (specific, measurable, accurate, relevant and timely) objectives where you can make an impact.
Become involved in a project, campaign, event or workshop where you can demonstrate your skills and responsibility.
Even if you are just starting a new job, you still need to have in mind a long term plan for your career. Consider the next 3, 5 and 10 years. Create an action plan to track your career plans, professional development and skills. Set yourself short and long term goals to help you acheive your career plan.
Make the most of opportunities as and when they arise. Whenever the opportunity arises, take on new challenges in both your work life and home life. This could include training, arranging an event, a secondment or taking on additional responsibility.
Finally, keep learning either formally or informally. Continue to build your knowledge and develop your skills and abilities. Reflect on where your strengths lie and what you can do, to address any weaknesses. Whatever stage you are in your career, make professional development part of your routine.