● By Mel Sim
No better time than to start now before the New Year rolls in…
Whether it is your first time looking for a job or if you’re eyeing a promotion for 2023, it’s never too early to start preparing for career success. As you come closer to finishing the year, it’s only natural to reflect and think of all that you’ve accomplished (and also what you didn’t) to see how you are going to do things differently for the coming year!
Here, we have some top tips on what you can start working on now so that when it’s 2023, you are already miles ahead of others in terms of career success. Talk about being majorly prepared!
#1 Get an internship
This is for you if you are going to be fresh out of school soon. The most effective way to get a head start on your career is to jump into an internship with a company in the industry of your choice. A great advantage of internships is that they allow you to get hands-on experience in a real work environment, build industry connections, connect with mentors, and if you do everything right, potentially gain full-time employment at the company you’ve interned at. This is a great first start for new graduates, one that will open up a world of opportunities for you. Starting now will make sure you have all the right internships lined up for 2023 so you can quickly jump into it and start learning.
#2 Look for opportunities at the right places
If you want the right job or opportunity to come by, you need to start looking at the right places. Maybe it’s tapping into your connections now to put the word out there that you’re on the lookout for something. Or maybe it’s letting your boss know that 2023 is when you want to learn more and develop yourself as a leader. It’s all about knowing what you want, and where to get the opportunities. Start establishing that now, put in all the work, and before you can even usher in 2023, you might already have all the opportunities lined up for you.
#3 Build your network now
There’s so much that can be said about the value of solid professional connections. A good network can connect you with the relevant opportunities. Connecting with the right people in your office can also give you insider info on available opportunities within the company. So the sooner you start networking, the better are your chances to build a great career down the line. Not sure how to start? Watch out for our networking events and sign up for them! All info available on our website GRADUAN.
#4 Upskill now
You hear it so often so what are you waiting for? Work on a new skill now so you can greet 2023 with newfound confidence and knowledge that may just be hot on the market! There are many sites online where you can sign up for learning (some free, some you have to pay for). Figure out what it is that you want to develop, look for the classes, and start signing up to learn. There’s no better way than to begin 2023 with a resolution to be better at your work.
#5 Put things into action now
Been meaning to redo your resume? Do it now. Thinking of updating your job profile? Start now. Waiting to start your job search? No better time than now! The think about getting a headstart is actually getting down to doing the things that will help your career soar, and not wait until the right time to act. There’s no right time – it’s now!
GRADUAN Career Fair is happening this 3rd December 2022 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre!
Here’s the time for you to find your dream career to start your 2023 right 😏
Click here to register and find out more about the fair!
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