As we enter 2023 and start to think about our career goals for the year, it’s important to take the time to reflect on what we want to achieve and how we can make it happen. Whether it’s finding a new job or advancing in your current role, setting and achieving your goals can be a daunting task. But with the right planning and mindset, you can set yourself up for success in the coming years.
Here are our top tips for hitting your 2023 career goals:
What’s your motivation? Determine what is driving you; are you looking for a financial uplift or a new challenge in your career? There may be many reasons for what is driving you. With pay rising at Its fastest rate in 20 years, this may be hard to ignore if you haven’t seen this reflected in your pay package, it’s important to consider if your current compensation aligns with this and take action where needed.
Study the market: Studying your current job market can help you make more informed decisions about your job search and even help with what to expect from the 2023 job market. This can further increase your chances of finding a new role. Additionally, understanding the market can help you determine what qualifications and experiences are necessary for certain roles, which can help you tailor your CV and job search to better match those requirements.
Assess your skills: While it’s important to have a plan, it’s also beneficial to take an objective look at your current skill-set and assess your gaps. Consider what is needed for the path you wish to take and upskill. Look at resources to help better your skills; like free learning tools, boot-camps or short courses that you can find on platforms such as LinkedIn. Often platforms may have a free trial that you can take advantage of to get a taste of the content they offer.
You may also be open to pivoting if something isn’t working or if an opportunity arises that could help you achieve your goals faster. If you’re in the UK, the government offers specialised grants and bursaries if you’re considering learning something new.
Set SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. This will help you create clear and realistic goals that you can work towards. Some of your goals may be to learn something new or boost your current skills-set or do something as simple as increasing your productivity. Click here to know more about how SMART goals can work for you.
Network: Whether It’s online or in person, networking can help advance your career and see things from a different perspective. LinkedIn is a great place for online networking – over 97% of recruiters are on LinkedIn as their primary candidate source! LinkedIn allows you to update your ‘work status’ and gain ‘skill badges’ to allow recruiters to know if you’re currently open for a new role and what current skills/qualifications you currently have. You can connect with people and gain endorsements from current and former colleagues. You can also speak to a recruiter – it’s free! You can gain valuable career advice and learn more about your prospects to easily benchmark yourself against the competition from industry specific recruiters.
When it comes to finding a new job or navigating your career progression in the financial services and mortgage sector, we at Stellar Select can help you along the way to reach your 2023 goals. We are a team of experienced recruiters specialising in mortgage and financial services recruitment. We work with you to understand your career goals and help you find the right job opportunity that aligns with your skills and interests; offering you career advice that can help you prepare for interviews and succeed in your new role.
So if you’re looking to make a career change or find a new job in 2023, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. With our expert guidance and support, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your goals.
Contact us to discuss your future career aspirations and goals for 2023 and see what Stellar Select can do for you.