We are all guilty of getting too comfortable with work. You follow the same routine every day, you see the same people, you may even eat the same lunch day in and day out. You’re not necessarily unhappy, but you’re not excited about the work you do either.
If your career is in the need for a tune-up, you should start getting ready before it’s too late. Too late meaning the unfortunate circumstance when you have to quickly look for a job and do not have the luxury of taking your time.
Here are some tips to tuning up your career:
Can you remember the last time you updated your resume? If you’ve been comfortable in your current position for a while, we’re guessing it’s been much longer than that since you’ve even opened your resume. Well now’s time to delete those outdated jobs, revamp your objective, and add all of your accomplishments from your current job. Remember, it never hurts to have multiple resumes that are tailored to different positions you may be applying to.
Don’t forget to update your social media accounts – LinkedIn and Google+ are the important professional networking sites. Update that photo, clean up your profile, and then do a Google search for your name to see what comes up.
Reach out to People in Your Network
Have you lost touch with anyone in your professional network? Well, there is no time like the present – and when you’re without a job is the WORST time to reconnect. Instead, pick up the phone, invite them to lunch, and see if there is any way you can help them. This way, if there is a point in the future when you’re in need of a favor, they are more likely to help.
Create a Professional Portfolio
Have you always wanted to create something that showcases all of your work but just never got around to it? Well, get to it. Ideally you want to build your portfolio as you go, but if you start now you can continue to add to it and have something great for when you need it. Even if you don’t necessarily “create” something, you can keep testimonials from clients, a compilation of projects you worked on, or coding examples.
Once you’ve completed all of these steps and you’re ready to find a new position, give us a call at Maxsys Solutions and one of our team members will help match you with a great job.