Early Career: 5 Tips to Power Up

Often when at the start of your career, it can be difficult to know how to stand out from the crowd. This guide is designed to help young professionals in powering up their early career.

 

1. Workshops and Webinars 

There are many opportunities and events over on our Power Platform.

Join us on 30th June 2021 at 12:30-13:30, for our next Carousel Networking event with BYN Mellon. Expect to speak to big names, with a fantastic opportunity to build your network and power up your early career. Get your tickets for FREE here.

 

2. Building Your Network

Your professional network is so important in powering up your early career. In-person networking events, and digital platforms such as LinkedIn are a great way to build your network. Building your network early maximises the potential.

According to Indeed, networking allows you access to opportunities that you might not be able to find on your own. Follow us on

Your professional network is so important in powering up your early career. In-person networking events, and digital platforms such as LinkedIn are a great way to build your network. Building your network early maximises the potential.

According to Indeed, networking allows you access to opportunities you might not be able to find on your own. Follow us on LinkedIn to be the first to hear about upcoming networking events ran by Northern Power Futures. 

Remember: even if people in your direct network aren’t hiring, people in their network may be.

 

3. Internships and Work Experience 

Many employers look at the experience a potential employee has, over education. Others look at education over experience. Approaching companies and keeping an eye out for internship opportunities is another great way to power up your early career.

Not only do Internships power up your CV, they also provide you with an opportunity to find out if you enjoy the job you want to make a career out of.

Internships may last a year, six months or even four weeks. Work Experience may vary from one day to two weeks. Student sandwich years, summer internships and graduate internships, and schemes, are just some of the types of opportunities you should look out for.

Whatever the length, or style, of your opportunity, any experience is a great way to power up your early career.

 

4. Build a Portfolio

Depending on the type of industry that you are entering, you may find using a portfolio to power up and support job applications can make all the difference.

If you’re working in design, or marketing, a portfolio is a great way to showcase your early talent.

 

5. Professional Skills Courses 

There are endless professional skills courses available on the web. Some are free, some are not.

Some of our favourite platforms to use are:

Skills courses are a great way to power up your CV, whilst learning some valuable skills to power up your early career.

 

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