When we are caught up in the day to day tasks of our job, it can be hard to find the time to think and reflect about our career. There always seems to be a pressing task that needs doing or something else that gets in the way. But, taking the time to ask yourself about your event career can be a very rewarding process. It gives you the chance to consider where you are and what else you want to achieve.
#1 What have been your main successes?
Start off by reflecting on the parts of your event career that make you proud. First of all, this will help you to focus on what you do best in your job. Second of all, it will give you a really strong list of achievements that can make the backbone of performance review discussions. It will also help you to update your CV.
#2 What do you want from your event career?
Think about what you still want to achieve from your career. Are there any major projects that you want to get involved in or a particular type of event that you want to try your hands at? Use this information to set realistic event career goals. Doing this will give you a target to aim for and help your future career planning.
#3 What else is going on in your life?
Before making any dramatic changes to your career, consider the impact that this could have on your wider life plans. For example, if you’re thinking of buying a house, this could influence your event career goals. Also, you should factor in any wider life goals into your career planning. So, if you want to learn a new skill or move to another country, then this could fit nicely into your event career planning.
#4 Who is your ideal employer?
The answer to this might be your current employer. But, it is still worth asking this question. This isn’t just about coming up with a list of companies that you’d like to work for (although that is part of it). Consider the type of company culture you want to work in, as this will have a major impact on how satisfied you are with your work life. If you decide that you want to change employer, then think about the next step you want to take. Contacting a recruitment agency can help you here.
#5 What should your next steps be?
Now you have thought about your career- where you are and where you want to be- it’s time to plan out your next move. This will depend on you and what you want to achieve next in your event career. Set clear career goals, with achievable targets. Then, review these after 3 months, to see how far you have progressed.
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