Planning Your Next Career Move
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: