On the Fifth Day of Christmas… Explore Your Options

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On the Fifth Day of Christmas… Explore Your Options

Don’t go full circle and be running rings around your career – aim for gold!

Be sure to explore different career options.  Whilst you have time to think over the Christmas break, work out what is causing your current job dissatisfaction.  Boosting your career could entail several different possibilities.  There could be a new role within your existing organisation, or even a similar role in a new organisation.  Think about what it is you like about your current job and then consider what it is that is making you seek out a new opportunity.  It could be that you are happy within your current role, but you would prefer to work in a company with a different environment.

Think about your ideal company to work for.  What are the company’s values and ambitions?  How does the company compare to its competitors?  What training or development is on offer? Have a look at the organisation’s website, the location and building, the hiring process and literature on the organisation.  All these factors could be influential moving forward.  Make sure you know exactly what it is you are looking for before rushing into your next move – a job is not just for Christmas!

About The Author

Corinne Mills

Corinne Mills is the Joint Managing Director of Personal Career Management, she is a career coach, trained in workplace counselling and NLP with 15 years career management experience. Corinne is a Fellow of the CIPD and ex Chair for the CIPD Chiltern Branch. Her background is as a Senior HR Manager with a MA in Human Resources (MCIPD), Corinne is the author of the UK's no 1 best-selling CV book "You're Hired! How to write a brilliant CV" and 'Career Coach'.

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