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Blog Article | By The Simplyhealth Team 14 December 2020

How often do you get a chance to stop and think about what you want your next career move to be? Grab this opportunity and take some time to think about what you’d love to do; it could be time for a career change to do something you’ve always dreamt of. 

A great place to start is setting yourself some SMART goals:

 

S - Specific

What do you want to do?

 

M - Measurable

How will you know when you have reached it?

 

A - Achievable

Is it in your power to accomplish?

 

R - Realistic

Can you realistically achieve it?

 

T - Timed

When exactly do you want to accomplish it?

 

Once you’ve set yourself some goals you can start taking the steps towards your future. 

Consider retraining or enhance your skills

 

Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn, or a career you’ve always dreamt of? Maybe you could turn a hobby into a business.

 

We’ve done the research, so you don’t have to. Check out these websites to help spruce up that CV:

 

https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk/

 

http://www.open.ac.uk/

 

Indeed career advice

You're in article 4 of our 5-part series, read the others here:

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1. Changing jobs? Your future starts now

  • Understanding where you are on the change curve
  • Emotional survival tactics
  • How to manage emotions
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2. Your guide to personal branding

  • What is a personal brand and why do you need one?
  • How do you create your own personal brand?
  • Creating your CV
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3. Develop your social media presence

  • What type of information to put on social media
  • The role of the profile picture
  • Using your connections
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5. Let the job search begin

  • How to find a role for you
  • Things to consider when applying for jobs
  • Interview tips from an expert

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