5 Career Tips for a Successful 2022
<p>A successful career comes with professional and personal advantages. Success can be measured in many ways like job satisfaction, work-life balance, self-actualization or a comfortable salary. As we move into the <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/new-year-new-career-with-a-trueprofile-io-scholarship/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">new year</a>, it’s a perfect time to evaluate your current position and identify ways to help you achieve your goals. <strong>Here are 5 of our best career tips for a successful 2022.&nbsp;</strong></p> <h2>1. Set Your Career Goals</h2> <p><a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/your-goal-settings-for-the-year-ahead/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Goal setting</a> is a common practice around the New Year – and for a good reason. Setting your career goals helps you develop a future <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/gameplan-getting-healthcare-job-overseas/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">career plan</a>. After setting these goals, identify the steps to achieve them.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>5 ways to set career goals for success:</strong></p> <ul><li>Separate your personal interests and your professional interests or skills&nbsp;</li><li>Objectively assess your abilities&nbsp;</li><li>Be as specific as possible in setting your goals (e.g. set SMART goals)</li><li>Set achievable goals, even if this means starting small&nbsp;</li><li>Find support from those around you to keep yourself motivated and accountable</li></ul> <p></p> <h2>2. Update Your Resumé&nbsp;</h2> <p>A <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/whitepaper-how-to-build-a-resume-that-will-fast-track-your-career/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">resumé</a> is the most important marketing tool for a jobseeker in any industry. With this in mind, we highly recommend creating a <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/build-a-digital-resume/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">digital CV</a> and updating it regularly.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How to build and update your resumé:</strong></p> <ul><li>Create a resumé that matches your professional industry, the job you’re applying for and your skills. A tailored resumé is much more eye-catching and shows your understanding of the role and how you can be an asset to the organization.&nbsp;</li><li>Keep your resumé simple. Before recruiters shortlist candidates for the next steps in the hiring pipeline, they scan your resumé. Ensure your CV is eye-catching and concise to catch their attention.&nbsp;</li><li>Use job-specific keywords and relevant action words in your resumé. Proofread your resumé to check for any unprofessional or unfitting words. Most importantly, don’t forget to do a grammar and spelling check!</li><li>Optimize the format of your CV (present an organized and easy-to-read document). Keep your design simple.&nbsp;</li></ul> <p></p> <h2>3. Look for New Opportunities&nbsp;</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" width="1024" height="535" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/12/shutterstock_103602410-1024x535.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-13220" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/12/shutterstock_103602410-1024x535.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/12/shutterstock_103602410-300x157.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/12/shutterstock_103602410-768x401.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/12/shutterstock_103602410.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>A new job can give you international experience, open doors and expose you to new cultures and countries</figcaption></figure> <p><a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/turn-change-into-opportunity/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Changing your career</a> or looking for another job opportunity could be the step that leads you to your career success. Unfortunately, the pandemic caused <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/workplace-stress-and-burnout/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">burnout and demotivation</a> amongst healthcare workers.</p> <p>If you experienced this or feel something similar, this could be your <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/three-signs-ready-change/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">signal that you need to change your career</a> or environment. Thankfully, a new job can give you international experience, open doors and expose you to new cultures and countries.</p> <p>International healthcare opportunities can also be the chance to develop cultural competence and learn more about people from diverse backgrounds.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Working abroad will require you to complete several steps such as:</strong></p> <ul><li>Submitting proof of <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/mytrueprofile-digital-cv-highlight-your-education/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">education qualifications</a></li><li>Completing additional examinations (such as <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/ielts-101-know/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">IELTS</a>)</li><li>Getting your essential documents <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/psv_report_dataflow/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">verified from the source</a> by an individual third party.&nbsp;</li></ul> <p></p> <h2>4. Build on Your Existing Skills&nbsp;</h2> <p>Whether you go back to school, attend <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/how-to-learn-online-with-ati-nursing-education-as-a-trueprofile-io-member/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">online courses,</a> volunteer, or take on additional projects at work, gaining new skills is a sure way to advance your career.&nbsp;Firstly analyze your current skillset and identify the most marketable skills necessary for success in your career field. Secondly, build upon the soft and hard skills you need to succeed at your current job or pursue and secure more senior roles.&nbsp;</p> <h2>5. Position Yourself on LinkedIn</h2> <p>LinkedIn is a popular professional networking site, which, if used well, can propel your career to new heights. In this case, use the platform to position yourself as an ideal candidate or a subject matter expert.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Here are our best LinkedIn career tips for a successful 2022:</strong></p> <ul><li>Build and update a <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/how-to-share-your-trueproof-to-your-linkedin-profile/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">powerful LinkedIn profile</a> and revise it regularly&nbsp;</li><li>Grow your professional network&nbsp;</li><li>Develop your personal brand by starting and engaging in thought leadership discussions</li><li>Be active! Create a dialogue with other professionals, network with peers, attend online events and reach relevant recruiters.&nbsp;</li></ul> <p></p> <p>A strong professional network is not measured by how many connections you have. Instead, the quality of your connections should be the guiding light when networking. For example, a cardiologist working in Saudi Arabia would connect with other physicians, medical professionals, decision-makers and healthcare recruiters in Saudi Arabia.&nbsp;If a location change is on the cards, connect with a similar network within your target destination.&nbsp;</p> <p>Recruiters browse for potential candidates on LinkedIn and are more likely to contact a professional with verified credentials on their profile. Once you verify your documents, link your <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/trueproofs-what-can-you-do-with-your-verified-documents/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">TrueProofs to your LinkedIn</a> profile to show your skills and genuineness. Better yet, trusted employers and recruiters source pre-verified candidates through TrueProfile.io by contacting Members who have their <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/update-your-contact-settings-and-unlock-career-opportunities/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Profile Visibility preferences set to <strong>Recommended</strong></a><strong>. </strong></p> <p>Achieving career success in 2022 is possible if you take the necessary steps to prepare. These include setting career goals, networking, updating your digital CV, and upskilling.&nbsp;</p> <h4>Start implementing these career tips for a successful 2022!</h4> <div class="is-layout-flex wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/ultimate-digital-cv" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Start by building the ultimate digital CV now!</a></div> </div> <p></p>