Spring Cleaning Isn’t Just for the Home…
Spring symbolizes new beginnings, fresh starts, planting seeds, new growth, and it’s the time of year where we traditionally focus on cleaning things out. Take this time to “spring clean” your professional profile and refresh your career! Give your professional side a fresh polish, assess your career, kickstart a new opportunity, breathe new life into your LinkedIn profile, and take steps toward your career growth.
Here are 3 Steps to “Spring Clean” Your Career:
- Assess Your Current State – Give yourself an honest review about where you are, where you want to be, and think about what areas need improvement. Does your professional profile need a (metaphorical) fresh coat of paint? Do you need to clean up your online professional presence? Do your professional skills need a refresh? Are you making enough money? Do you really feel fulfilled in your professional career? Take this time to do an honest and critical evaluation of where you are today.
- Create a Go-Forward Plan – Based on your current state evaluation, create a plan to clean up your career. If your professional profile needs a refresh, Contact Us to help you create a new professional profile (resume, cover letter, LinkedIn, etc.) Take a class to brush up on your skills or to learn something new. Create a plan to find a new position if you’re not happy in your current one, or if you believe you deserve a pay increase. Plan to add new professional associations, join an alumni networking events, plan to attend a conference.
- Commit to a Professional Spring Cleaning Action Plan – Now that you have a plan in place, it’s time to put your plan into action. Keep in mind that your career should always be growing, improving, and requires at least a yearly refresh! Use this Spring season as motivation to change your scenery and breathe new life into your professional life.