The year is unfolding amidst much uncertainty and mixed expectations, and you may be wondering if now is a good time to make a career leap.
The truth is, there is no perfect time. There’s just ‘now’ and the opportunities in front of you.
If you want to supercharge your career and become the leader of your career, here are eight tips to get you started.
1. Press the reset button
In this year’s World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, most respondents were either worried or concerned when asked, ‘How do you feel about the outlook for the world?’
The year didn’t start as expected for many people, with disrupted holidays, events, and plans. With all this swirling around, it’s easy to get caught in the maelstrom; to feel tossed about and like you are ending up where you don’t want to be.
If that’s you, it’s time to reset. This process starts by setting aside time to reflect on your goals, progress and where you want to get to next.
You can’t divorce your career from the rest of your life, so your reflection needs to consider your ‘whole of life’ goals.
2. Be ready to adapt
Next, elevate your awareness of what is happening around you.
Find out how your role, profession, industry and sector is changing. Automation and artificial intelligence will continue to affect the nature of work and how we work. You want to position yourself to take advantage of the changes.
Also, look at developments in other industries because it helps widen your view about what’s possible for your next career step.