Know Where you are and Where you want to go.

Before you take your next career step, be sure you know where you're headed. Determine what you like about your current job, what you dislike and what you are seeking in your next career move. Map out your career and personal goals, and make sure the two complement, rather than conflict with each other. Be realistic about your skills, and what is a reasonable next step. Working with a Manserv consultant will help you get there faster. Here's what you need to do:

First, determine your long-term goals.
Why are you in the field in which you are currently working?
Are your talents and personality traits being utilised?
re continued professional education and training priorities?
Think about the consequences
Don't make career decisions in isolation. Be sure that your family is supportive of your choices. You'll be able to move faster when an offer is made. And of course, consult with your recruiter

Actively manage your own career
Between where you are now and where you want to be is a world of uncertainty. But it doesn't have to be that way. Take the bull by the horns. Take control of your life. You know where you want to go. Take action to get yourself there


Build an effective personal career network
Word of mouth. It's not only an effective sales tool, it's also an extremely effective networking tool. For starters, identify and "work" your own career network. Include:

Friends
Co-workers (past and present)
Professional colleagues
Suppliers or customers
Consultants
Recruiters
Teachers and classmates
Actively maintain a fresh, current network roster and cultivate your network.
Reciprocate. Always be willing to give at least as much as you take in the way of information, introductions and referrals. It'll pay off in the long run.
Don't wear out your welcome by calling too much.
Remember, your professional references should be part of that same network. Consider them the creme de la creme and treat them accordingly.

Take a fresh look at your skills
Things change quickly in today's economy. Make sure your skills are cutting-edge. Research career enhancement opportunities in your industry through associations or training organisations.