New Year, New You: how to achieve your career goals in 2023

The start of a new year offers the perfect opportunity to refocus your energy and set new career goals. Whether you’re looking to progress in your current role or transition into a new industry within cyber security, there are simple steps to help guide you through achieving your goals.

1. Reflect on 2022

Looking back over the previous year and identifying your strengths and weaknesses could help inform your career plan for the next 12 months. Similarly, highlighting significant moments of achievements and hard work can also be beneficial in defining what your long-term goals will be. It may also be worth considering taking an inventory of your skills used in the past year to discover what you enjoyed and where your skillset may be lacking and what may need further attention in 2023.

2. Research

The more you learn, the easier it is to make decisions within cyber security so conducting research around your career is essential. Understanding potential routes to your goals, or significant learning experiences that may elevate your career are important aspects of planning your next steps. Be clear on what you want to achieve and how you want to get there. This can be from finding a new role or to progressing within the company.

3. Create a plan

Detailing each step of your plan is just as important as setting specific time limits for each phase. Breaking down your yearly goal into smaller milestones can help manage your progression, make your goal seem less overwhelming and set realistic timeframes for each of your objectives. Your plan may help identify resources that are missing which may open conversation as to how your current employer can help you strengthen your skillset within your role and help you achieve your aim.

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4. Using a Specialist recruiter

Using a dedicated recruiter at Via Resource for your next career move can provide several benefits in helping you land the role you want. A recruiter can steer you in the right direction if you are unsure of where you see yourself, plus open you up to new roles you may not have considered, which are aligned with your skills and career goals, whilst guiding you to be more selective in the jobs or companies you apply for with having connections in the top FTSE firms.

Here you can find out the benefits of using an expert cyber security recruitment specialist.

5. Staying focused

Once your plan is in place, remaining productive, staying focused and disciplined in your actions are key to elevating your career in 2023. Be sure to revisit your plan from time to time to ensure you’re staying on track and to add any additional opportunities that may arise along the way.

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