Even though everyone else may be taking things easy and relaxing during this traditionally slower time of the year, there are still many things you can do to boost your career.
Women are not breaking through into executive level roles within the finance industry as easily as in other industries. Even though it is estimated that close to half (47%) of management and professional roles in financial firms are filled by women, this number is deceiving.
While these goals will vary from person to person, there are some common things that most professionals want to accomplish by the time they reach their 30th birthday.
Whether you are stuck in a slump, want to kick your career into overdrive, or it’s simply time to make a change, we’ve outlined some career-defining moves to consider.
The skills employers seek are ever-evolving. While core skills such as effective communication, project management, people skills, and skills that are specific to your career specialization will always be a requirement, there is an ongoing change in other skills that companies want from job candidates.
A career in marketing can mean many different things. Your job could involve anything from more traditional marketing tasks such as working on print ads, magazines, and promotions, to the ever-evolving realm of digital marketing where you could find yourself working as a social media expert, content marketer, website manager, SEO specialist, or even an online advertising guru. The diverse nature of marketing careers is what makes it appealing to so many.
Are you just going through the motions at work? Working for the weekend? You’re not alone. According to a Gallup study published in the Harvard Business Review, only 16% of Canadians are engaged in their jobs. So it’s not just you. But remember, your career is your career and you alone are responsible for its growth and direction. Here is how to take control of your career in 5 steps: