The Reset Issue

The beginning of a new year is the chance to reflect and adapt to bring success into the upcoming year.

Whether it’s ‘New Year, New You’ or ‘New Year, Same You’, 2024 is a chance to bring new success, whether that’s through staying the same or switching it up.

Whatever your approach may be, it’s important to sit back, reflect, and make a plan of action for the year ahead.

What does your career need to look like for you to be happy?

Emily Cowap, Engineering & Technical Talent Mentor suggests you take the time to consider this question before making a plan.



Mentors > Emily Cowap > Headshot

Staying the Same

A New Year does not mean you need to make any drastic life changes.

If you are happy in your current role, consider this – What can you do to maintain this happiness?

Take time to reflect on what made the past year enjoyable for you – how can you ensure this stays consistent?

Think about where you might want to get to in the next year of your career and open the discussion surrounding this with your line manager.

Consider what development you want to make in the next year. One of the main reasons that our candidate members give for moving on is that they are bored and unchallenged.

No matter what stage you are at in your career, we live in a world where education is at your fingertips, and there is always room for growth in knowledge.

Switching It Up

If January has brought you to the realisation that it’s time to try something new, then there are many things to consider.

Before applying for new roles, you should understand what you are looking for.

Rather than seeking out job adverts straight away, make a ‘career mood board’ of the types of roles you would be interested in, the types of companies you can see yourself working for, and your non-negotiables in terms of salary, culture, duties, and benefits.

Reach out to your dream business directly using platforms such as LinkedIn, not all roles are advertised and you could stand out from the crowd and make an impact.

Seek out the help of a sector-relevant recruiter, who is likely to advise on the steps you can take to get to where you want to be in your career.

Care and consideration are the key elements to a productive job search, the ‘splatter gun’ method often ends up being a waste of both your and the business’s time.

Can’t Decide?

Changing roles is a big deal. Make sure you are okay with the potential changes that lie ahead before leaping into the job market.

For further guidance, get in touch with the IronMarket Talent team today.

Our team of Talent Mentors provide expertise, skill, and knowledge that will help you understand your career goals better in 2024.

The Reset Issue

The beginning of a new year is the chance to reflect and adapt to bring success into the upcoming year.

Whether it’s ‘New Year, New You’ or ‘New Year, Same You’, 2024 is a chance to bring new success, whether that’s through staying the same or switching it up.

Whatever your approach may be, it’s important to sit back, reflect, and make a plan of action for the year ahead.

What does your career need to look like for you to be happy?

Emily Cowap, Engineering & Technical Talent Mentor suggests you take the time to consider this question before making a plan.



Mentors > Emily Cowap > Headshot

Staying the Same

A New Year does not mean you need to make any drastic life changes.

If you are happy in your current role, consider this – What can you do to maintain this happiness?

Take time to reflect on what made the past year enjoyable for you – how can you ensure this stays consistent?

Think about where you might want to get to in the next year of your career and open the discussion surrounding this with your line manager.

Consider what development you want to make in the next year. One of the main reasons that our candidate members give for moving on is that they are bored and unchallenged.

No matter what stage you are at in your career, we live in a world where education is at your fingertips, and there is always room for growth in knowledge.

Switching It Up

If January has brought you to the realisation that it’s time to try something new, then there are many things to consider.

Before applying for new roles, you should understand what you are looking for.

Rather than seeking out job adverts straight away, make a ‘career mood board’ of the types of roles you would be interested in, the types of companies you can see yourself working for, and your non-negotiables in terms of salary, culture, duties, and benefits.

Reach out to your dream business directly using platforms such as LinkedIn, not all roles are advertised and you could stand out from the crowd and make an impact.

Seek out the help of a sector-relevant recruiter, who is likely to advise on the steps you can take to get to where you want to be in your career.

Care and consideration are the key elements to a productive job search, the ‘splatter gun’ method often ends up being a waste of both your and the business’s time.

Can’t Decide?

Changing roles is a big deal. Make sure you are okay with the potential changes that lie ahead before leaping into the job market.

For further guidance, get in touch with the IronMarket Talent team today.

Our team of Talent Mentors provide expertise, skill, and knowledge that will help you understand your career goals better in 2024.

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