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3 Jobs with Great Career Progression

In today’s world, you can find work as almost anything, from professional look-a-like, to dog surfing instructor, there’s a lot of choice on offer.

Whilst it’s important to do what you love, if you’re someone that’s goal oriented and motivated by increasing not only your wages but your responsibilities and knowledge in the workplace, career progression should be a key consideration when changing jobs.

We’ve listed our top 3 jobs with the best career progression to help inspire you to take a step up the career ladder.

HR Assistant

If you’re highly organised and have excellent people skills, an HR assistant role could be perfect for you. Day to day responsibilities include; carrying out general administrative duties and using your knowledge of company policies and procedures to support the rest of the HR team.

Depending on the size of the organisation, an HR assistant can become involved in a range of areas, including learning, development and also recruitment. Almost all companies have an HR department of some description and so there are good opportunities for employment in this sector.

In addition to having the opportunity to work in a variety of areas within the business, HR assistants can ultimately progress to HR managers or directors, even branching out and becoming consultants. Whilst salaries typically start at around £16K in a medium sized company, HR directors can command up to £60K a year.

How to get started: Although each company’s role requirements will vary, on the whole there are not any specific entry requirements to become a HR assistant. Previous admin and office experience could improve your chances but are not a must for all employers.

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Sales Executive

Have you got a way with words? Combine a silver tongue with excellent business knowledge and a good memory and you’ll make a great sales executive. Day to day responsibilities vary depending on the product or service you are selling but most roles will involve you going out on the road to meet potential customers and maintaining relationships with existing ones.

Almost every organisation has a sales executive of some description and new starters will be given full training on the products or services on offer. Whilst some choose to become an expert in selling to one particular industry, if you’re someone who likes a change, you can translate your selling skills from industry to industry provided you’re a fast learner.

Career progression is generally based upon meeting targets and experience. Those who are hungry to learn and consistently meet targets have the potential to progress to management or even director level. Most sales jobs offer a basic annual salary starting at around £18K with additional target based bonuses or commission. Those who progress to Sales Managers can earn in excess of £50K.

How to get started: Required experience will vary from industry to industry and will depend on the field you wish to enter. Generally speaking, a good level of education is all that’s required but previous experience in a sales or target driven role will be beneficial.

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IT Consultant

If you’ve got a good knowledge of the business world and are a dab hand with technology then you’ll thrive as an IT Consultant. With the Tech industry’s growth showing no signs of slowing, this role offers great scope for career development over the coming years. Day to day responsibilities include; liaising with clients during IT projects, analysing IT requirements, developing and implementing new solutions and organising training with both staff and clients. Keeping up with industry news and updates is also a must.

Progression within this role varies, with many IT consultants working freelance after gaining experience within the industry. In-house IT Consultants can specialise in a particular area or software in which they have extensive knowledge or interest. Salaries start anywhere between £20-30K with specialist IT consultants receiving up to £80K.

How to get started: Generally most employers require a degree, this can be in any subject as long as you can demonstrate a keen interest in IT. Those who have undertaken work placements or previous employment within the IT industry will have a distinct advantage over other candidates.

Click here to view our latest vacancies!

For more information about any of the above careers, speak to Dovetail’s recruitment specialists in Newbury and kick start your new, prosperous career.

Whilst it’s important to do what you love, if you’re someone that’s goal oriented and motivated by increasing not only your wages but your responsibilities and knowledge in the workplace, career progression should be a key consideration when changing jobs.

We’ve listed our top 3 jobs with the best career progression to help inspire you to take a step up the career ladder.

HR Assistant

If you’re highly organised and have excellent people skills, an HR assistant role could be perfect for you. Day to day responsibilities include; carrying out general administrative duties and using your knowledge of company policies and procedures to support the rest of the HR team.

Depending on the size of the organisation, an HR assistant can become involved in a range of areas, including learning, development and also recruitment. Almost all companies have an HR department of some description and so there are good opportunities for employment in this sector.

In addition to having the opportunity to work in a variety of areas within the business, HR assistants can ultimately progress to HR managers or directors, even branching out and becoming consultants. Whilst salaries typically start at around £16K in a medium sized company, HR directors can command up to £60K a year.

How to get started: Although each company’s role requirements will vary, on the whole there are not any specific entry requirements to become a HR assistant. Previous admin and office experience could improve your chances but are not a must for all employers.

Click here to view our latest jobs!

Sales Executive

Have you got a way with words? Combine a silver tongue with excellent business knowledge and a good memory and you’ll make a great sales executive. Day to day responsibilities vary depending on the product or service you are selling but most roles will involve you going out on the road to meet potential customers and maintaining relationships with existing ones.

Almost every organisation has a sales executive of some description and new starters will be given full training on the products or services on offer. Whilst some choose to become an expert in selling to one particular industry, if you’re someone who likes a change, you can translate your selling skills from industry to industry provided you’re a fast learner.

Career progression is generally based upon meeting targets and experience. Those who are hungry to learn and consistently meet targets have the potential to progress to management or even director level. Most sales jobs offer a basic annual salary starting at around £18K with additional target based bonuses or commission. Those who progress to Sales Managers can earn in excess of £50K.

How to get started: Required experience will vary from industry to industry and will depend on the field you wish to enter. Generally speaking, a good level of education is all that’s required but previous experience in a sales or target driven role will be beneficial.

Click here to view our latest opportunities!

IT Consultant

If you’ve got a good knowledge of the business world and are a dab hand with technology then you’ll thrive as an IT Consultant. With the Tech industry’s growth showing no signs of slowing, this role offers great scope for career development over the coming years. Day to day responsibilities include; liaising with clients during IT projects, analysing IT requirements, developing and implementing new solutions and organising training with both staff and clients. Keeping up with industry news and updates is also a must.

Progression within this role varies, with many IT consultants working freelance after gaining experience within the industry. In-house IT Consultants can specialise in a particular area or software in which they have extensive knowledge or interest. Salaries start anywhere between £20-30K with specialist IT consultants receiving up to £80K.

How to get started: Generally most employers require a degree, this can be in any subject as long as you can demonstrate a keen interest in IT. Those who have undertaken work placements or previous employment within the IT industry will have a distinct advantage over other candidates.

Click here to view our latest vacancies!

For more information about any of the above careers, speak to Dovetail’s recruitment specialists in Newbury and kick start your new, prosperous career.

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