As the year draws to a close, it’s natural to reflect on where you’ve been and look to what’s to come. Are you looking for a job change in 2018? Be strategic in your planning. Here are some resolutions that can help you get there:
Résumé refresh. Spend some time updating your résumé so that it’s current and ready in the event you need it (Check out our most recent post for tips!). This will not only render a good outcome, but the process of reviewing your professional career will be helpful as you consider what’s next.
LinkedIn Tune-up. Take your updated résumé and make sure that your LinkedIn profile is current. Be sure you have a professional photo. Ask a few associates if they’d be willing to write recommendations for you on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to include any certificates you have or trade associations you belong to.
Commit to Network. Make a goal to schedule at least two networking lunches a month. They should be with a mix of new and old connections and include individuals within and outside of your industry.
Don’t check out. When you are planning a job change, the trend is to be less engaged in your current position. That would be a mistake. Your future job prospects depend on your current job performance.
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