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Planning Your Next Career Move

Planning Your Next Career Move

06 June 2017

 

We’re all taught the importance of learning and development from a young age. Teachers and family members encourage us to study, practice skills, take exams and review our progress. If we do well, we set new targets, push boundaries and go further. If we fail, we review where we went wrong and set new goals.

For some people this process ends when they leave school or university; however, the process of enhancing and managing your development is an ongoing one and is not something that should only be looked at when certain circumstances make it important for you to do so.

We’re all responsible for managing our own careers. Our managers are not going to do it for us as our teachers once did, so it’s up to us to scope out the industry we are in, find out what skills and abilities employers are looking for and make sure we are well equipped to compete against other potential candidates.

The Health and Safety Job Market

The leading accrediting body in health and safety, NEBOSH, has recently released their annual Jobs Barometer research, once again highlighting the increasing level of expertise employers expect within health and safety applicants and the importance of continuous professional development within the industry. Within that research:

IOSH Blueprint is a good starting point for self-assessment.

Your Achievements

Review what you’ve achieved in your life so far, both professionally and personally. What qualifications and work experience have you completed? Can you speak any languages or play an instrument or sport? Identify what your current strengths, abilities and skills are and jot them down in a mini analysis - this will help you pick out the skills you may be missing and the areas that may be holding you back.

Your Interests, Values and Responsibilities

Continuing professional development (CPD), what is required in different health & safety job roles or IOSH membership information.

Working Outside the UK

If you work outside the UK find out more about the NEBOSH International General Certificate.

If you are interested in learning more about the NEBOSH General Certificate (the most widely recognised Health & Safety qualification in the UK take a look at our NEBOSH Certificate Info pack.

 

Qualifications' information


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