(NC) Today, it’s easier than ever to better your job prospects and improve yourself with minimal cost and effort. Even if you’re perfectly happy with your current job, there are still things you can do to take the next step in your career. Here are some tips to consider.
- Listen to podcasts. No matter which industry you’re in or aspire to be in, there’s a podcast out there that can help you understand what’s trending and what’s next. So use your commute wisely to learn more about your field. You can even find a podcast that focuses on news and current events to get a deeper understanding of the general marketplace and economy.
- Improve your writing. It doesn’t matter what you say in your presentations, reports, or resumé if you can’t say it clearly and make it engaging. Fortunately, you can use the Language Portal of Canada, a free website from Public Services and Procurement Canada, to improve your business communication, vocabulary and more.
- Check out industry events. It’s important to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s going on in your field and who the movers and shakers are by attending conferences and talks. Not only will this help you come up with better, fresher ideas at work, you’ll also make important connections for your next step.
- Focus on learning. Upgrading your skill set is key in our current work culture, so find ways to continually educate yourself and get better. Whether it’s taking a continuing education course, participating in a webinar or watching a TED Talk, there’s sure to be a way to learn that can fit into even the busiest schedule.
- Publish your ideas. A great way to market yourself and position yourself as a thought leader in your industry is by writing blog posts or articles on timely topics in the field. Sure, it would be great to see your name in an industry publication, but you can work towards this by posting your writing on your LinkedIn page or website and sharing it on your social media channels.
Take your career to the next level with the helpful writing tools and resources available at canada.ca/our-languages.