As we begin a new year, now is the perfect time to assess and plan the next step in your career. Maybe you have been in your current job for a while and are starting to feel stuck, but don’t know how to move forward. Or maybe you’re just starting your career and don’t know what you need to do to get your dream job.
At OVCT, we love seeing our students succeed in happy, fulfilling careers, so we’re here to help! We’ve created steps you can take to help get you get there. When planning your New Year’s resolutions and goals, use these steps to help guide you to a great new career in the new year!
To make a change in your life and achieve your new career goals, you must get and stay motivated on a daily basis! Motivation is the reason that someone behaves in a specific way. It’s why you get out of bed in the morning and what drives you to keep going when things get difficult. If you want a meaningful new career, getting motivated is the first step!
To increase your motivation for your new career, you have to know what exactly it is that drives and motivates you. This is different for everyone, so ask yourself what really works to motivate you. For example, you may be motivated by earning more money or providing for your family. Whatever it is that pushes you to move forward, remember this while setting your new career goals.
Learn New Skills
Now you’re inspired, motivated, and ready to launch your great new career, but how exactly can you do it? What should you do right now to set yourself up for success? The answer is learning new skills! If you’re not learning new skills in today’s constantly changing world of work, you can easily become stagnant in your career. For this reason, gaining new knowledge, skills, and experiences is the key to advancing your career.
At Ohio Valley College of Technology, our programs are designed to give you the skills and knowledge employers are looking for in candidates. You will train for a new career with hands-on learning, including real-world externships and clinicals.
Update Your Resume
Now it’s time to update your resume so potential employers have the most current information on your professional skills, education, and experience. As you create your resume, ensure it has a clean and professional look to help you catch the eye of hiring managers. Check out our previous blog post with our Top 5 Resume Tips to Get Noticed!
If you’ve made the leap to learn new skills by enrolling in a career-focused degree program, feel free to add this to your resume as well. Potential employers will see that you are serious about achieving your new career goals. Be sure to clearly state that you are still currently attending school.
Start Your Job Search
It may seem too early to begin searching for jobs while you are still attending college, but that’s actually the perfect time to start! Make a list of your preferred employers and research their open positions, hiring managers, and hiring processes. In addition, you can also follow them on social media to stay up to date on the company.
After doing this research, you will know exactly what it takes to get hired by each employer. To help you get to know the company culture better or learn more about the hiring process, feel free to reach out to your ideal employers with any questions you may have. This will give you a head start when you’re ready to apply for your new dream job!
Jump Start Your Career with OVCT
Ready to jump start your new career? At Ohio Valley College of Technology, you gain hands-on skills, expert knowledge, and real-world professional experience. Learn more about our programs in Nursing, LPN to RN Bridge, Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, Medical Office Administration, and Business Administration today. Request information now to get started!