Have a great resume, and always keep an updated copy even with your current company. By improving on your resume you is also showing initiative to climb and to keep improving in your chosen field regardless of already having a position, this can also be a bonus for those in temporary career positions that they are hoping leads to permanent employment with the company. A well written resume is a must with your experience clearly outlined. There are many websites online can help you with free templates and examples to create a professional resume. Out of all the career tips you may find online, a well written resume should be on anyone’s list if not at the top. Don’t ever be afraid to update your resume with your company at any point that your experience or education changes especially that can be beneficial to the company and career you have chosen.
Practice your interviewing skills.
Regardless if it is for a new position within your company or a position you could not simply turn down that now wants a phone interview, some places will do just face to face interviews, depending on the area of the position or the company schedule you may also find yourself doing a phone interview, and a face to face interview. Be prepared for questions regarding the position and the education surrounding it. Follow the interviewers vibe as they are talking, are they crisp and abrupt or more laid back with their questions and responses to anything you have said. Do not get too comfortable, whether on the Phone or in person. Walking around, saying hi to people and neighbors, or flushing the toilet is NOT the way to conduct an interview on the Phone. Fidgeting, or even being too stiff are also in-person indicators to interviewers. Try to be prepared with at least one question that does not pertain to salary or benefits (unless it is asked if you have any pertaining to), that fits the position or company that you are applying for. A quick read on any body language interview type guide can also help you keep a positive body position and body language during the interview, slouching, constantly scratching your head or any body part, fidgeting or checking the clock or your watch, are all things that should be avoided when interviewing, especially with multiple people someone is bound to notice your body language. Phone interviewers should avoid repeating words or phrases over, be in a quiet setting for the interview with a reliable phone line so there are no interruptions.
Career tips that affect you personally you can easily do, or improve on such as: Dressing to impress, always arriving on time, or a little early, showing good work ethic, or improving your education and certifications all can be very simple or very difficult tasks depending on you! These might seem easy to do but they can be some of the greatest career tips yet the simplest ones and make a huge difference.
Going back to school or working on special certifications and or training.
When you think “going back to school” most cringe, and that could be for a variety of reasons, from the fact you spent enough time there already or you feel differently for a variety of reasons. Improving your education or certifications in your chosen career path can be as simple as taking a training course, class or test. Improving in areas needed for certain positions or to be considered for certain career advancements. Try checking out your local community colleges, career centers, and universities to talk to someone about classes and certifications that can help advance your career options.