1) Assess where you currently are compared to where you want to be
Do you know what a typical career ladder in your field might look like? If not, it’s time to do some research. Ask colleagues, contacts, even Google. Or have a browse of Linked In at the people who are doing the job you want to be doing – and see the steps they took to get there. (You might want to check your Linked In privacy settings first if you don’t want them to know you’re looking at their profile!)
We also post infographics showing, for example, acareer path for Production, on our Facebook page! Follow us to keep up to date.
2) Decide on a timeline
Alternatively, it may be that the time is right and you’re ready to move on to new challenges. If that’s the case, get in touch! Register on our website, or if you are already registered, make sure we have your up-to-date CV. We’d be happy to help you in your search!
3) Update your CV
Make sure it’s up to date and looks its best. Ask for feedback from people you know. Also see our advice on our blog, like our recent post on theDo’s and Don’ts of CVs.
4) Brush up on your skills
Are there skills you know would be useful in your career that you haven’t got around to learning? If training opportunities arise in your current job, take them! Or if not, there are great resources available online.Codeacademy.是一个伟大的免费资源，用于学习代码，包括HTML和CSS。或者，如果您拥有资源，则Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)offer a number of reputable online or classroom-based courses. Also see what’s coming up from:
5) Follow through
It’s easy to start the year full of motivation, but it’s hard to follow this momentum through all year. Set yourself deadlines if you’re learning new skills, or print out your career resolutions and stick them above your desk at home so you can see it and be reminded of your goals.
Good luck! We wish you the best in achieving your career goals this year, and hope you’ll be in touch with us if you’re looking for a change so we can help.