Career Guide to staying prepared for a new career opportunity. .
If you are happy with your
current job, but recognize your employment situation or
expectations could change, this article is for you. Over the
next 6 months, we will take time to break down what many analyst
have suggested people, like yourself, should do to prepare for a
new opportunity, should it come your way.
Create a job wish list by including the
positives from the January list. Then set up a search on the
internet based on your findings. Good sources to start
These sites will learn about your job interest and email the
results to you. You control the frequency of your search result
delivery and can remain anonymous to your current employers.
Now create a
pros and cons list about your current place of employment…
including salary, co-workers, commuting, bonus plan, and
anything else that comes to mind. Don’t do this in one sitting…
instead, keep a running list all month long. @ the end of the
month, you’ll have a pretty good list of ideas about your job.
Assess your network
of acquaintances. Are you meeting the right people at
work? Have you met anyone who can help you find a better job or
move up at your current company? If not, sign up for clubs
and/or groups catering to your profession.
In addition, strongly
consider volunteering with a community group or club that
interests you. You might find that the work is rewarding
enough to even consider a pay cut or change in lifestyle,
although that's not often even necessary.
It's time to focus on
the objective of your resume. Using what you've learned
about yourself and your job, create a one- or two-sentence
summary of your desired career goals. Depending on the job
you may be applying for, parts of your objective may be altered
(as needed). But the core of the message should always be
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