Career development

Career development isn’t achieved overnight, rather, it’s a work in progress; something you work on throughout your professional life, with no perfect, singular path to be followed. Developing your career includes all the traditional markers of success such as getting a promotion, securing a pay rise or excelling at performance review time. However, it also includes putting strategies in place that help you manage the more testing or demanding moments in your career. Find out more below with tips from one of the best recruitment agencies in Japan.

Perhaps you feel your progression is idling? Are you committed to changing industries, but unsure of how to do it? Do you desperately need to improve your job satisfaction? Our advice recognises that you need to sustain optimism and enthusiasm when you’re thrown a career curve-ball, as well as being able to celebrate hard-earned accomplishments and success.

Our resources cover a range of important topics and considerations central to rewarding career development. Here, you’ll learn how to create a comprehensive career development plan that reflects your ambitions, and how to deal with even the most obscure challenges that will no doubt arise in your professional life.

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How to make a career plan

Planning is critical to success in your career. It lays the foundation for action and serves as a guide through even the most surprising and complex professional situations.

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How to ask for a pay rise

An increase in salary acknowledges great performance, hard work, commitment and effort in your role, but knowing exactly how to ask for it can be challenging. Find out more about how to ask for a pay rise graciously and successfully, as well as various remuneration options.

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Soft skills

Skills like communication, collaboration and leadership skills are highly sought-after skills by employers. They are different to technical skills, but just as important in your career. Learn more about soft skills and how to strengthen yours.

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Career advancement vs. skill improvement

While they’re not the same thing, career advancement and skill improvement are often interconnected.

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How to compose a presentation

If you want to wow your audience and have them engaged and connected, actively listening to what you have to say, there are a few key techniques you can employ.

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How to prepare a speech (in English)

With a bit of preparation, even if it isn’t your first language, it is possible to give an English speech confidently.

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What is career design?

At the heart of career design is a challenge: to design a career that brings you not only satisfaction, but supports your wellbeing.

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