The best rule of thumb for advancing your career is to never let it “go stale.” This means that you should always be working to maintain your connections, looking for learning opportunities, and evolving your knowledge and skill set. But how do you do this? Read below for First Team Staffing’s suggestions for working to advance your career, even when you’re out of the office.
Talk To Everybody You Meet
This can seem intimidating, but there’s no better way to make surprising and beneficial connections than by reaching out in-person. Connecting this way and building unique, long-lasting relationships could provide you with connections that will advance your career. Opening yourself up to meeting new people and staying connected ensures that you have numerous paths towards your goals.
Learn New Skills and Improve Old Ones
You don’t need to limit yourself or your skillset. You can regularly read books on topics related to your industry, research on the web, or listen to other people’s advice and experience. With the accessibility of online video tutorials or advice podcasts, it is easy to find more information on what interests you. While these activities can’t substitute for certification, they can keep your mind sharp, flexible, and help you stay up-to-date on industry trends and tools.
Sign Up for Courses, Training or Workshops
If you want to learn in a hands-on, in-person way, you can sign up for college classes, tech training, or trade workshops to learn new skills. Even if you are signing up out of curiosity, or want to develop a new hobby, the skills and connections you gain could end up helping you advance your career.
Join LinkedIn, Professional Groups, and Connect With Colleagues
Making a profile on LinkedIn is easy, free, and allows you to connect with a countless number of professionals in your industry, as well as with your past and current colleagues. You can use this site to advance your career connections and keep people updated on your career developments.
Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution
First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates.
First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.