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Have you ever heard the saying “you should always be looking for your next job”? While you may not be actively on the hunt for a new position, there are things you can be doing right now to set you up for success in the future. At Calibrate, we love speaking with candidates, no matter where you are in your job search. We’re here to help guide you through your career journey. Here are 3 things you can be doing now to proactively manage your career:

  • Optimize LinkedIn: As the world’s largest professional network, LinkedIn is a powerful platform for professional networking and showcasing your experience. With eight people hired every minute on LinkedIn, make sure your profile, as well as your connections, are regularly reviewed and updated for when you are ready to make the move. Be active and engage with content, join interest groups, follow individuals or companies you admire, and expand your network of connections.
  • Strategically Network: Recruiters can, and should, be part of your professional network. Aside from the benefits a personal relationship with us could bring you (ie future job opportunities), we have relationships across the industry. We love to connect people, whether that’s for a specific opportunity, or just to help you broaden your network. By getting to know us (and letting us get to know you!), we can help you meet others that may help you along in your career. You should remain active in professional associations and attend events and conferences as you’re able.
  • Career Clarity. Maybe you don’t actually know what you want next. You’re happy in your current position and haven’t thought about what avenues are available to you. A recruiter is a great resource to help you explore your options. We can talk about the traditional path you’re familiar with, as well as some you didn’t even know existed. Through our own personal experiences, as well as those of the candidates we’ve worked with, we can offer varied insight into what your career future could look like, and what you can do now to help you get where you want to go.

What is the moral of the story? Now is the right time to start planning for the next step in your career. Stay connected, informed, and prepared for future opportunities. By taking these steps, you can proactively manage your career and increase your chances of success in any job market, at any time.

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