According to my extensive network across the world, all indications are that 2016 is going to bring a significant number of new senior-level jobs. Canada and the U.S. are no exceptions, and most executives are excited about entering a new year.
As each year passes, we learn new skills. We take on extra responsibilities, and intensify our need to grow or even move on. After all, you should be looking every four years for a new position, if not a new employer.
If you are contemplating advancing your career in 2016, or you are experiencing stagnation in your job, now is the time to refresh your career plan and your resume.
Start with a look back at 2015. How many accomplishments or success stories did you deliver for your employer? Did you document those success stories in a brag book, and discuss them with your peers and bosses?
What did you learn this year? What talents and skills did you gain? Are you ready to articulate all these changes and accomplishments on a new 2016 resume?
Who else is on your career management team for 2016? Who did you meet during your networking activities this year that could bring value to your career advancement by generating new leads? Did you – or will you – join any new industry associations, extra-curricular groups, or faith communities where there are ample opportunities to network?
Hold your head high and sing your praises for the value you have given your employer during 2015. Are you ready to march forward positively, ready to accept a new appointment? Have you carved out the steps required to win a new race?
Just like you have to take your car for an oil change regularly, you should frequently review your career. Now is the perfect time to take stock. The Career Tune-Up program from Elite Resumes is specifically geared to help you, by providing the tools and the direction for your 2016 career goals.