3 Must do career management actions
You may not be able to foresee when you’ll lose a job, but if you do these three must do career management actions, you’ll find your next job faster.
We all do it, we put off doing some of the things we know we should do because some other “life” thing seems more important or inviting.
And lets face it, when you’re working you can’t network as much as you did when you were job searching.
So what is the minimum you must do to keep your career management on track, and still let you have a life?
1. Resume – updated every 3 months.
An old boss of mine had this thing he would do.
Every 3 months or so he would update his resume, and if he didn’t have anything of note to add to it, he made sure in the next 3 months he did.
2. Network – just say ‘Hello’ periodically
Ideally you’d be networking just as much as you did when you were unemployed, but if that’s jut not feasible, how do you make sure you don’t loose the connections you took so much time and effort getting.
Simplest answer is to plan set aside some time each week and connect with someone you haven’t spoken to in a while.
You don’t have to talk for hours, just enough to catch up on what’s happening with them, and let them know what;s changed with you.
3. Keep your Skills up to date.
Just like you – your skills, training and experiences age over time.
And with it how ‘attractive and relevant’ you’ll be in the eyes of a new employer.
There’s always new technologies and techniques to learn in every job.
Networking can help you keep abreast of what’s new and changing in the job and market place.
And help you to decide what training to take every 6 months.
As you can see, this isn’t that much work to maintain your career management, just a little every day/week .