Today is February 2, better known as Ground Hog Day. Tradition holds that when a groundhog emerges from its den and doesn’t see its shadow, spring is not far away. If it is sunny, the groundhog will see its shadow and return to its den, and winter weather will continue. Since he didn’t see his shadow today, we can begin to focus our attention on the upcoming warmer days.
Spring is great for road trips, bike rides, cleaning out clutter, etc., but it’s also can be a time of renewal for your career. It’s a great time to take stock of where you are in your career. Are things going the way you have planned? Are you feeling valued and are you receiving training, support, and challenging opportunities? Have those raises been rewarding? Did you receive a bonus last year? If not, spring is a great time to update your resume and your social profiles as there are many great opportunities out there for you to consider.
Even if things are okay in your present position, it’s a good practice to always have an updated copy of your resume on hand (you will be ready when opportunity knocks) If you are actively looking for a job, you really should prepare several versions of your resume ready to go for a variety of jobs that you are interested in. While there are many steps in getting a great job, it begins with a career assessment, a polished and prepared, and your first in-person interview.
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