With the year quickly coming to a close, it is time to start thinking about what the next year has in store.
Are you seeking a new job opportunity? Do you want to improve your messaging to help you advance in your current company? Do you want to explore prospective positions that may be right for you?
You may not be sure of the path you will take in the upcoming year, but even small improvements can help you soar this upcoming year.
Get Your Resume New Year Ready
You never know when a new opportunity might arise; therefore, even if a job search is not in your foreseeable future, it is still imperative you regularly update your resume. Why? You want your resume to be current and highlight your recent successes. However, if you put off updating your resume, you may forget to include crucial highlights. The best way to ensure your resume depicts your value is to update it as you experience those successes.
Build Your Network
A strong network is a sure-fire way to positively impact your professional future. A network allows you to build your personal brand and share your values and expertise with people outside of your immediate company. This empowers you to make connections and build relationships with other professionals who could have an impact on your career. With a strong network, you never know when a new job prospect might arise—even when you are not actively searching for the next opportunity.
Fine Tune Your Personal Brand
Check out my top five tips to build your personal brand. If you are currently, or will ever be, looking to advance your career, building a strong personal brand is key to your success. Your personal brand helps you develop a clear message that markets you to potential employers. Create and solidify your personal brand prior to a job search to ensure you consistently deliver a clear, strong message.
Establish Your Online Presence
Social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, are valuable tools to help you garner attention from professionals who could play a role in advancing your career. As you move into the new year, consider investing time in creating a LinkedIn profile that will seduce your audience.