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Are you ready to take charge of your career? More than ever, women are becoming their own bosses and jumpstarting their careers, so don’t miss out on your own opportunities this year. If you are a fierce, determined female looking to take your career to the next level, then you need to make sure you are following these success steps.

Update Your Cover Letter and CV Now  

Whatever your career goals are, nailing your cover letter and CV needs to be a priority. Particularly, your cover letter, which is the first impression many prospective clients and companies will see when considering you for a position. So, make sure yours puts emphasis on why you are perfect for the job. Check online for cover letter tutorials to help you write a cover letter that is as amazing as you are, which will help you snag more interviews.

As you write and edit your cover letter, you should also avoid making some common mistakes that could result in your application being tossed aside. Even if you do use a template or online guide, be sure to inject some of your own professional personality into the prose. That’s what will make your cover letter really shine among a stack of others.

Of course, no cover letter is complete without a well-tailored curriculum vitae, or CV, so be sure to spend some time going over yours and updating it with your most current experience. There are plenty of online cv templates to choose from to help you make yours shine. Proofreading is always crucial when it comes to your CV and your cover letter, so give yours a once-over, and consider having a friend review it as well to catch any mistakes you may have missed.

Think About Your Ultimate Career Goals

It only makes sense that to make the most of your career, you have to set some reasonable expectations. One way you can set yourself up for success in the coming year is to set both long-term and short-term goals. Rather than making one big resolution for your career this year, why not think about what your ultimate goal looks like, and then map out smaller goals to attain it. Those small goals might include using online resources to perfect your cover letter or doing more research into opening your own business.

Many women think that owning a business takes a lot of financial resources, but you can actually be your own boss even if you’re broke. Successful female entrepreneurs can look to their business connections to barter for services, or you can start saving now to open your own business by the end of the year. If you cannot wait to save and fund your own operations, you could also look into female-centric business grants that can provide startup capital.

Take Some Time to Focus on Your Self-Care

Whether you are aiming to get your first job or get to your first £1 million pounds, you cannot expect to climb the career ladder without some serious self-care. All that hustling and goal-setting can take a toll on your stress levels, so be on the lookout for signs of potential burnout. It’s normal to feel tired when you are working so hard, but if you begin to feel exhausted all of the time or if you have troubles focusing, it may be time to take a breather and let yourself recharge. Even making time for the most basic self-care, like staying physically active and getting quality sleep, can make a massive difference in how stress affects your career and personal life. But when the going really gets tough, don’t feel selfish about taking a pause for some more serious self-care. Take some cues from these successful women by taking a few hours each Sunday to relax and do what makes you happy. After all, you deserve it!

Who knows — this can be your year to thrive! So, take a chance by making a major move with your career. Organize your cover letter and CV, think about what you want out of life and then take the necessary steps to make it all happen.


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