Getting Back On-Board In Education: 5 Considerations For Transitioning Back To In-Person Work In The Education Sector
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Greetings fellow professionals! As the end of January quickly approaches, I have just one question for you: what’s the current status of YOUR New Year’s resolutions??
Did you decide to pull the trigger on that expensive gym membership that you just KNEW would force you into a more regular workout routine? Are you starting to regret the weekend trip you planned to your in-laws (it seemed like a good idea at the time, right?). Are you missing the extra money from your holiday bonus that went toward all your credit card bills?
Losing weight, spending more time with family, and paying off debts are among some of the top resolutions for the new year every year, but what about that promotion that’s been in the back of your mind for months, or the Excel class you’ve been meaning to take that’s been saved in your internet browser for as long as you can remember? We make the effort to think, plan and execute on plenty of personal resolutions – why shouldn’t your career get the same treatment?
Whether you’re still figuring out what your professional goals are, or there’s a career milestone you’ve been trying to reach for years, there’s no time like the present to make your career resolutions a reality. Review the tips below to accomplish some common career objectives, and make 2018 your most successful year yet!
Make a Fresh Start –
The new year can be a great time to reset, reflect, and think about what’s next. Especially if you’re a teacher looking to transition into a role outside of the classroom, now is the time to start structuring your job search.
If you’re jobseeking in the education sector, first thing I would recommend is completing your free WorkMonger JobSeeker Profile so we can match you with the right job for you! Once you’ve completed that, then a few other preliminary steps you can take include:
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Get Promoted –
You’re meeting and exceeding your goals, you just killed your latest presentation and you’re geling with your co-workers and managers better than ever. You’re ready for that promotion.
Develop Your Skill Set –
Ok. Maybe you were passed over for that promotion this time around, but there are things you can do to improve your skill set in the hopes of advancing in your career OR just to learn something new, including:
Tip: Utilizing online learning platforms like Lynda.com or Coursera is a great way to easily seek out different professional development topics that you didn’t even know you were interested in! (P.S. – Many of these courses are available at no cost or offer a free trial!)
Finally.. Expand Your Network!
You’ve had some really nice chats with Linda from Accounting while your lunch was being microwaved in the communal kitchen, why not get out of the office and go grab coffee together? Who’s that LinkedIn connection from the well-known Fortune 500 company again? Shoot them a message to learn more about what they do! Creating a strong network of support to cheer you on in your professional endeavors can increase the number of opportunities that come your way, and also provide you with the encouragement needed to succeed.
Don’t allow yourself to feel stuck in your normal routine. Use this year as a way to break boundaries, challenge yourself and learn more about something (or someone) new.
So, what does 2018 have in store for you?