Whether you’re happy with your job or looking for a change, the following three tips will help you wrap up the year well and head into 2022 with confidence.
Read on to discover how to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in your sector and start next year ahead of the game.
Update your resumé and LinkedIn profile
Yes, you read that correctly – now is a good time to update your resumé, even if you’re happy with your job!
It’s so easy to forget about professional development courses that you may have undertaken throughout the year, but these are often valuable experiences to note on your CV.
Skim through the year’s calendar to identify any particularly valuable training or professional development you were involved in, then add these to your resumé and LinkedIn profile.
Be sure to note any new qualifications you’ve received or changes to your current role.
Even if you just have time to jot down some brief notes, your future self will thank you!
Catch up with industry contacts
Apart from the opportunity to reminisce about old bosses or shared work experiences together, keeping up with former colleagues can help you stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry.
Even if it’s just a coffee every six months or so, maintaining those relationships will give you the inside scoop on what other employees in your sector are experiencing, and similar positions that are available.
This can give you insights into whether your own remuneration package (salary as well as other benefits) is up to date with industry standards, providing leverage you can take to any salary negotiations you may have with your own employer.
And since more hires are made via personal contacts rather than cold applications to advertisements, those contacts can prove valuable down the track if you are ever looking for a change.
Keeping up is easier than ever in this digital age – so jump onto your socials and shoot your former colleagues a quick hello!
Speak to a recruiter in your industry
Our team of consultants at Be. Recruitment is always happy to offer free advice on the roles currently available in your sector, and how your current role compares in terms of conditions and benefits.
We can also advise on the latest salary benchmarking statistics so you can find out what else is happening in the social care space and whether your current employer is giving you a good deal or not.
Plus, we’ll tell you which qualifications employers are currently looking for, so you can upskill to stay ahead of the game.
Whether you’re looking to move or just want to stay informed about what’s going on across your industry, these three steps will help you wrap up the year with confidence about your next steps into the new year.