Many people I meet aren’t familiar with the term ‘career management’ and the ones that are familiar, often don’t appreciate its importance or relevance. The best example I can give is to compare career management to financial management. Excellent financial management greatly increases the odds of attaining your financial goals. Therefore, wouldn’t it make sense to apply the same logic, diligence, and attention to detail when it comes to managing your career and your potential for increased earnings?
Here are some of my tips to help you manage your career. First and foremost, be visible. Be visible to decision makers through networking in-person and online even when you’re gainfully employed. Don’t neglect your LinkedIn profile while you’re employed as it will continue to be a resource for new opportunities down the road.
Have you thought about your personal brand or the value you can bring a potential employer? Like it or not you’re constantly being assessed for your personal brand, both in your business and your daily life. Make the effort to be aware of what people say about you when you’re not in the room.
Last but definitely not least, have a resume that is frequently updated, telling a compelling story about what a great solution you are a to a future employer. Managing your own career can be arduous and time-consuming. Putting in the extra effort can bring significant rewards and lead to your next opportunity.