4 Ways to Advance Your EHS Career in 20202020 will be here before we know it. Now is the time to plan out your goals for the upcoming year and assess your career.

If you’re looking to advance professionally in 2020, here are some things you can do:

1. Attend a training course.

In the rapidly changing EHS field that has such high stakes, attending a course can help you keep up to date with important safety regulations and stay in compliance. There are many training classes that can help you learn or further develop an important skill and gain a better understanding of the requirements you must follow in your job.

Aarcher Institute is a leading provider of professional training courses in environmental compliance and management. We’re offering several courses in 2020 to help you control organizational risk and ensure sustained compliance. Click here to view our course schedule.

2. Pursue a certification.

The EHS industry offers many certifications in a wide range of areas. Some popular certifications include Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), and Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). Gaining a certification opens you up to more career opportunities, including promotions and a higher salary.

3. Ask for a promotion or raise.

Consider requesting a promotion or salary increase in the new year if you’re confident in your job performance in 2019. Make sure you have evidence of work accomplishments or progress to back your request. Don’t just wait for your manager to offer you a promotion or raise. If you want to speed your career growth, it’s critical to take the initiative and ask.

4. Pursue a new job opportunity.

Maybe you’ve been at your current role for several years or you’re ready for a new challenge. Pursuing a new job opportunity in the upcoming year can help you move your career forward. Make sure your resume is up to date and your LinkedIn profile is thoroughly filled out, so you’re able to present yourself in the best light possible to potential employers.

If you’re ready to take your EHS career to a higher level in 2020, consider doing a couple of these things to move forward professionally.