When you decide to take your next career step, write out your personal and professional goals to see if they align. The following questions can help you clarify your objectives:
After you have answered these questions, take the following next steps:
Career management - Take control of your life by taking positive steps to achieve your objectives.
Support - Be sure that your family endorses your choices. You'll be able to move faster when an offer is tendered.
Networking - Your career network should include friends, current and former colleagues, vendors, industry contacts, recruiters, teachers and classmates.
Skills - Today's economic environment is constantly changing. Make sure your skills are up-to-date.