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I'm already working but want to progress

If you’re already working but are looking ahead to a new role or promotion, start by identifying the skills, knowledge and experience that will take you to the next level.

If you want to find out more about working in a different sector to the one you’re working in now, our Work in Different Sectors gives you information on working in a variety of key sectors in Greater Manchester and the skills you need.

If you want to progress in your current organisation, the things you can do include taking on new challenges, finding a mentor in a more experienced colleague or gaining additional qualifications. Being proactive when it comes to volunteering for leadership opportunities will also demonstrate your willingness to take on more responsibility.

Don’t shy away from making your manager aware of your career goals and ask for feedback on your performance to identify areas for improvement. By showing how valuable you are and being willing to take on additional responsibilities, you will be well-placed to find success in your next role.

Working with a mentor, either in-person or online, can boost your confidence as well as provide you with practical guidance and knowledge. Don’t forget, learning new skills takes time but commitment and a willingness to adapt will set you apart in today’s every-changing job market.

National Careers Service

If you need additional support, then you can contact National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.