1st day of Spring: Spring Clean Your Career, 5 Expert-Backed Tips

Posted on 03-20-2015 by
Tags: career advancement , Upgrading Your Skills , career management

The once snow –covered ground now lays bare. All the snow has evaporated as spring has finally sprung. Birds chirping act as our final reminder that winter is in the rearview mirror. However, with the arrival of spring comes with it spring-cleaning. Sounds fun, right? Despite the mass amounts of “fun” you could be having with spring-cleaning around the house, LearnVest, gives us 5 tips not regarding spring-cleaning your house but your career. Here is what they said:

1. Prune Your Work Schedule

Elene Cafasso, president of executive and personal coaching firm Enerpace, Inc., suggests if you want to reset your schedule, first try listing the top five professional priorities you want to focus your energy on. Once you have your list set, try using “time blocking”—setting aside specific hours on your calendar for distinct tasks—to ensure that you always get to them.

2. Touch Up Your Resume

“Updating your résumé at least once a year helps you keep track of your accomplishments and wins before too much time has passed.”
                   - Laurie Berenson [Pro Résumé Writer /Founder of Sterling Career Concepts, LLC.]

3. Polish (and Optimize) Your LinkedIn Profile

Meg Guiseppi, a personal branding strategist recommends performing profile housekeeping regularly. She says this would not only be for search optimization, but also it gives you the chance to tout your industry relevance to any potential viewers.

4. Get Some Professional Fresh Air

Join a professional society so you can expand your network and get some visibility in your field. Scott W. Ventrella, an executive coach, recommends attending at least one industry conference a year to stay plugged into your field’s trends, best practices and continuing education.

5. Dust Off Your Networking List

Sara Sutton Fell, CEO/Founder of FlexJobs, recommends finding time to reconnect with your contacts—not because you’re seeking out a specific favor, but simply to let them know you still value them.

Do you have any tips that were not listed above? Let us know below.

                                                                                   

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maureenoconnellscholastic
maureenoconnellscholastic
Posted on : 12 Jun 2015 9:42 AM

Not just LinkedIn profile, but all Social Media profiles must be polished and enhanced. These steps must also be taken every now and then so that all profiles are updated.

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