There are often opportunities to develop within your current role and company, but if you want support to develop in a new direction, climb the ladder or even just get help re-writing an old CV, you can get support through the Warwickshire Skills Hub and Coventry City Council.
Networking events are a great way to meet new people and find new opportunities. The national careers service has an abundance of useful information about how to progress your career as well as the opportunity to chat to a career advisor, you could also use social networks such as Linked In which are an ideal way to connect with wider workforces and showcase your career when applying for new jobs.
As you work up the career ladder or move into different areas of work could you give your knowledge and experience by becoming a mentor? Some workplaces offer an internal mentor scheme. Another way to give might be to join a local Timebank. Time banking is a way of spending one hour of time helping someone out and earning one time credit in return. A time credit is a community loyalty point which you can spend requesting help from someone else in the timebank.
Building a career in an already busy lifestyle may leave you limited time to exercise, but for ideas on staying active with tips, advice and guidance on how to get active in and around your home check out The Movement Campaign.
Burnout and stress can take a toll on your ambitions to climb the career ladder but by introducing a mindfulness routine, you allow yourself to tap into what’s going on in the present moment. This means it can give you the tools to take a pause, take stock in your mental state, and refocus on the task at hand. Take a look at the free NHS Every Mind Matters tool to see what self help can offer.