Map Out A 3-Step Career Plan With Our Guide

Jobbio’s Kirstie McDermott shares her tips on how to progress your career.

We bet when you started your beauty career, you saw your trajectory as a straight line, rocketing upwards. But careers, much like life, aren’t really like that.

The further along many of us get in our working lives, the more the penny may drop that the path we’ve taken is very likely not that smooth, rapidly ascending line. In fact, it is far more likely to be a rolling series of peaks and valleys.

There can be many reasons for that, for example, it’s incredibly common for careers to veer off to one side, and for people to decide to explore another avenue for a bit, before circling back to their first path. It’s also completely possible that redundancy has entered the mix, or a return to education. Many women take time out of their careers to prioritise their families, returning to the workforce later on.

What’s always going to be good to keep in mind, regardless of the twists and turns of a long working life, will be some form of career planning. This can involve taking a look at things like jobs or areas you’d like to get into, or developing some long-term objectives.

Below, we’ve got three key areas to look at to help you succeed in a stellar career.

1 Assess your current skills

Take a long hard look at where you are now, what your skill level is and what qualifications you have. Ask yourself how your current skills and qualification mix will allow you to advance, identify the areas and jobs you’re suitable for, and establish any gaps you might need to fill with work experience or additional training.

2 Look at new qualifications

If you’ve discovered that in order to advance to the next stage of your career – for example, management – that you’re going to need to upskill to do so, take a pragmatic approach to how you can achieve this. Within your current role, are there training and development opportunities or will your employer pay for a course? For example, if you make a clear case to your employer that some management training would be of benefit to both you and them, you have a far better chance of getting this across the line.

3 Check out emerging opportunities

Beauty is a business that is ever changing and innovating. New areas in any industry tend to pay well because those skills and abilities are in demand. To discover those emerging career opportunities, make sure to read the top publications and online news sources for your field, for example, Professional Beauty, and take note of new job titles that interest you.

If you’re ready to make a career move now, then we have three roles to consider below. And for plenty more, you can check out our Job Board too.

Assistant Manager, Laser Clinics Australia

Laser Clinics Australia is looking for an Assistant Clinic Manager for its Ryde, NSW location. You will play a pivotal role in the business and be responsible for championing the clinic’s specialist advanced skin and laser therapists to deliver exceptional customer service to clients while driving clinic success through on-going training, and ensuring efficient clinic operations.

You’ll need to be an advanced skin and laser expert, who is able to upskill others within the team, and have a diploma in beauty therapy with demonstrated experience as a successful, experienced therapist. Apply now.

Physiotherapist, Vivir Healthcare

Due to rapid growth, Vivir is currently recruiting for a Physiotherapist in the Brisbane Metro area. You will be involved in the assessment of neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and general systemic function as required for clients and participants with a wide range of disabilities and impairments. You will develop and implement programmes, strategies and materials to enable clients and participants to achieve their health and lifestyle goals and will conduct regular reviews and evaluations of client and participant interventions, treatment plans and goals.

To be considered for this role you will need to have relevant tertiary qualifications, hold current AHPRA registration and valid NDIS worker screening clearance as well as flu and COVID vaccination certifications. Apply now.

Retail Consultant, Aesop Corporate

Aesop is currently seeking a dedicated and passionate part-time Retail Consultant to work in its Aesop Canberra space. The successful applicant will have flexible availability, and may be required to work weekends. You’ll receive a comprehensive induction and training programme. You will need to have previous experience within retail, working with products that require specialist knowledge and demonstration-based sales techniques. The ability to communicate with warmth, energy and sincerity, a genuine interest in others is also required. Apply now.

Interested in exploring your career potential? Browse hundreds of open positions waiting for your application on the Job Board.
If you want to post your job to our Professional Beauty Job Board, get in touch today.

This article was produced in partnership with Jobbio.

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