Building a career that you love and are passionate about takes time and hard work. Whether you’re a full-time nanny or family assistant, an experienced estate manager, a personal assistant, or another type of household employee, you know how important it is to make goals, so you can progress and work in a job that you love coming to each day.
However, setting long-term career goals can feel overwhelming at first. Where do you start? What should you include?
Here are some things to consider when it comes to establishing long-term goals that can give you the confidence to advance your career.
Pursue the right training
Educational credentials, training, or certifications are an important part of advancing your career. It can also help give you an advantage over other people that are applying for similar jobs. For example, if you’re a nanny and are looking for specialized training, consider additional certification as a newborn care specialist. Or, if you are a personal assistant, consider taking some business courses that can help give you a more well-rounded view of your employer’s industry, or learning about new tools that can make you a more efficient employee.
Know when to say no or step away
If you have identified professional goals and know clearly what they are, you’ll have a clearer idea of knowing if a job is helping you get to where you want to be. This can make things easier when it’s time to say no to a job or to leave one. Finding a job that fits not only your talents and qualifications is key, doing so will help you avoid burnout and ensure you’re able to reach those long-term goals that you’ve set in motion.
Establish a professional network
We can’t do life without people around us. Whether it’s a supportive spouse or friend, or a colleague that you once worked with, start small to build your network. Then, slowly start pursuing professional connections with people that see your potential, understand your career goals and can help encourage you to get there.
Coming up with long-term career goals is a big undertaking. This is usually a years-long scope that may take a while for you to achieve. So, set small milestones along the way and celebrate them. This encourages you that you’re on the right path and helps reinforce that you’re doing the right thing.
Our team at Household Staffing understands how important it is to help candidates find jobs that align with their personal and professional goals. We listen closely to what type of job you’re looking for and work to find great matches. Call us today to learn more about our process, so you can find a job that you love and can invest in.