There are a few things in your career plan that are essential when it comes to excelling in life and fast tracking your expertise in your chosen field. It is imperative that you have a clear sense of the direction you would like to head with your HR career and reviewing your career plan over this festive period should be one of your key tasks, other than munching too many mince pies, partaking in a glass or three of fizz and falling asleep during a Morecambe and Wise re run of course! Career planning is a critical stage for you and is essential to your success not something you want to skip over.
Get your CV in order – Check out our You Tube video on CV preparation. This video has had over 200,000 views views and provides valuable insights into how to market your skills and experience to potential new employees.
Remember when you work with an HR Recruiter such as Ashley Kate HR they can offer you real insights in the pros and cons of working for UK firms using their unique network of HR market information and intelligence. Be aware of market trends which has the advantage of you being able to adjust and strengthen your position, your USP!. One of the keys to job and career success is having a unique set of accomplishments skills, and education that make you better than all others in your career.
Map your career path to date – take time to review and reflect on the path you have taken so far – are you happy / should you have done things differently? What can you do differently in the future? Then speak to your recruiter 0845 413 2100 who offer you exceptional HR career advice and provide some real structure and agree realistic objectives/goals.
Work as a partnership with your HR Recruiter and get them really working for you – sourcing your next challenge. Make sure you are working to an agreed job creation plan and don’t forget to set yourself up for job alerts on e.g. Ashley Kate HR and follow us on Twitter @HRjobsHR where you will find a plethora of HR jobs across the whole spectrum of industry sectors in the UK.
Engage with other HR professionals and join market leading HR specific groups on LinkedIn for example HR Professionals Network which has over 9000 active members. Attend networking events such as the HR Directors Boardroom and Employment Law Seminars run by Ashley Kate HR. These events will provide you with fantastic opportunities to not only network but promote your knowledge and enables interaction with decision makers locally to you.
Promote yourself – write articles for our newsletters these are sent to in excess of 30,000+ HR professionals across the UK, or compose a topical HR blog promoting you and your firm’s achievements in 2014 – talent spotters beware!
Career planning has numerous benefits, from goal-setting to a complete career change, to a more successful life. Once you regularly revise and plan your career using the tips above (there are many more we can give too!), it will provide you with some great ammunition that will enable you to become better prepared for whatever lies ahead in your HR career.
FIRP, HR Recruitment Director – Kim MacNamara is a HR recruitment specialist who has successfully placed senior HR roles across the UK and is driven by a focus on an excellent customer experience. Working alongside Claire Baker, Emma Dobson, Lucy Wesson & Leon Morley they provide effective recruitment solutions for HR roles from Administrative to Board level.
If you enjoy networking and want to connect with other HR professionals – Kim also runs the LinkedIn Groups- HR Professionals Network and HR Directors Boardroom. The former cited as one of the fastest growing HR specific groups. Kim is also responsible for running the Ashley Kate HR HRD Boardroom style debate events in the UK.
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