I will appreciate any and all advice regards what sorts of things I should be doing to (eventually) progress my career.
I have two years' recent experience at HR Advisor-level, and recently converted my Level 5 Certificate in HRM into a Diploma. Previous to this I worked in the HR department at Aviva, and the L&D department of Kier.
I am pretty content and satisfied in my current role with a chemical manufacturer, but I am planning ahead for the next 12 months or so when I know I'll want to move on. Whilst I am gaining fantastic experience at my current employer, the HR department is only 3 FTE; my manager, has no plans to move on, like ever, so I have no opportunity to progress if I stay put.
So my question is, to help me to progress to say, Senior HR Advisor, HR BP, or HR Manager, what could / should I be doing? I have established costs and timescales associated with beginning CIPD Level 7 - should I go for it? Is that a no-brainer? Outside of work, I self-fund training (project management, IT) and network (attended a recent HR meeting re employee engagement) to bolster my CV / skills.
Thanks in advance,