How to Advance Your Career in 2023

Advancing your career during stagnant times can be challenging, but it is not an impossible task. Regardless of whether you find yourself grappling with a career slump caused by a recession, high unemployment rates, or a prevailing sense of job insecurity, the situation may not be as terrible as bad as you think.

We have brainstormed some unique and creative ways for you to elevate your career while adapting to an ever-changing world of work. Here’s how you can boost your career and take it to the next level in 2023:


Showcase your skillset

As a response to the existing skills shortages, employers are placing importance on transferrable skills and are becoming more flexible with what the core and desirable requirements for a given role are. It is therefore important to be able to show your employer that you can produce results, so be sure to highlight examples of your success in your CV and during interviews.

It is vital that you stay updated on market trends and explore the direction your core skills are heading. Take proactive steps to gain a competitive advantage in the face of upcoming changes by investing in upskilling and reskilling opportunities to support your career progression. For example, you can enrol in online courses which will allow you to expand your competencies, skills, and abilities.


Maintain (or build) Relationships

Making the right connections is one of the most traditional pieces of advice you may have been given when trying to advance your career and the reason for that is because it is solid advice for career advancement. However, building or (rebuilding) your network isn’t always easy especially with the rise of remote and hybrid working which has made it challenging to build effective relationships. Nevertheless, we recommend that you work closely to build relationships with people near the end of their career, those new to your organisation and individual who are early in their career. By investing time into these relationships, you will gain a wealth of knowledge and a fresh perspective on your career outlook, allowing you to make the best possible decision for your career progression.

Some of the ways in which you can connect with these various individuals is through joining a professional association, connecting with recruiters, and updating your LinkedIn profile.


Be Adaptable

With the rapid growth of automation and digitization in a hybrid and remote working environment, it is more important than ever to be able to be agile and move quickly in response to change. By evaluating your behaviour, you can swiftly adapt and stay ahead of the rapid technological advancements, fostering business growth, reducing stress, and enhancing resilience in a dynamic corporate landscape. This in turn will open up more opportunities for career growth and advancement.


Money should not be the main Goal

Though a higher salary is an important factor when advancing in your career, it should not be the only deciding factor as it can lead to unsatisfying outcomes. There are various other aspects to take into account when evaluating career progression opportunities. Factors such as job satisfaction, work-life balance, professional growth prospects, company culture, the opportunity for skill development, and alignment with personal values and goals all play significant roles in determining overall career fulfilment. It is important to strike a balance between financial considerations and other factors that contribute to a fulfilling and rewarding professional journey.


Challenge Yourself

If you are currently working in a fast-paced industry with frequent opportunities, you are in the perfect position to strive for more. Strive for new skills, opportunities, and goals and you will quickly see how your career progresses. However, if you feel stuck in a slow-growth industry, don’t just settle. Take this opportunity to challenge yourself and find new opportunities by taking career risks and finding new roles that align with your career goals. By getting out of your comfort zone and choosing to try an alternative path, you may end up exactly where you have dreamed of.

By taking control of your career and investing time, effort, and enthusiasm into career planning, you will be in a position to secure a role that aligns with your career goals and promotes your professional growth in the upcoming year and beyond.

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