Whether you don’t like your current job or you’re unsatisfied with your pay packet, now could be the time to make some changes and seize control of your career. To help you find the right roles, it’s worth paying attention to the following tips.

Set targets

Many of us are guilty of drifting at certain points in our careers and if you don’t have clear goals in mind, you might struggle to progress and fulfil your potential. To ensure this doesn’t happen, it’s important to set targets. You might decide to create a long-term plan. For example, you could consider where you want to be in five or even 10 years’ time and then decide on the steps you’ll need to take to get there. Alternatively, you may find it less daunting to set more short-term targets. However far into the future you are looking, your plans should include clear and achievable goals. For example, you might decide to complete extra training or education, or get experience in specific roles. Once you’ve decided on your objectives, write them down.

Look for ways to expand your experience and skills

It’s also important to be open to new ways of expanding your skills and experience. In order to land your dream job, you might first have to try your hand at a range of other roles that boost your confidence and give you useful transferable skills. Whether this is gaining office experience by taking on admin jobs or improving your customer service skills by working in retail, there are plenty of opportunities for you to explore. For example, if you have ambitions to one day run your own sales or marketing company, you could first start work as a self-employed brand ambassador contracted to one of the marketing companies within Appco Group’s network. These roles give you a chance to hone your sales skills and they can bolster your confidence. They can also put you on a path to running your own marketing company.

Learn to sell yourself

It’s one thing gaining the knowledge, skills and experience you need to land your dream job, but it’s another to convince others that you have the requisite qualities. With this in mind, it’s crucial that you learn to sell yourself effectively. From perfecting your CV to practising your interview technique, there is a range of ways to make yourself a more appealing candidate for roles. It also pays off to network. By taking advantage of websites like LinkedIn and attending local networking events, you stand a better chance of getting the jobs you want.