Is it time for a Career Health Check?
Did you know only 20% of people are working in their dream job?
Are you one of the lucky 20%? If not, it may be time for a career health check!
Assessing your current role is a natural step as you consider your career advancement. It’s important to review your current role and perform a career health check every few years. Start thinking proactively, even if you are not quite ready for the big leap. A simple way to start the process is by researching companies and networking within your industry to increase your exposure to new opportunities.
A career health check doesn’t have to wait. It can be an on-going activity that explores if you are enjoying your work and if your current role is accelerating your career or just paying the bills.
Key considerations for an effective career health check include:
- Access to training and new skill development
- Opportunities for promotion and career advancement
- Business expansion and associated growth opportunities
- Industry growth trends and the potential impact of economic fluctuations
When performing a career health check, you need to be clear about your career aspirations and be willing to make a change if necessary. There is no point in identifying gaps in your current role if you are unwilling to do anything about it. It may also be worthwhile discussing career progression with your employer as they may be willing to invest in your development if they value the contribution you make to the company.
Whether you are comfortable in your current role or are seeking exciting new opportunities, our team of recruitment consultants can help you! We are dedicated to taking the time to get to you know you – your career aspirations, skills and requirements – to ensure that we can source the right career opportunity for you. Visit http://pkl.com.au/find-a-job to search our current opportunities.
About the Author – Fleur Mumford
Fleur Mumford in the Victorian State Manager for PKL Recruitment with more than 18 years of recruitment experience. Building a strong, dedicated and fun business culture motivates Fleur, who consistently strives to achieve success.