Job hunting. The very thought of it sends shivers down the spines of most people. It can be an especially painful process if you haven’t kept your job search toolkit components ready to go at a moment’s notice. Or it can be one of the most positive experiences of your career when you’re prepared. So how organized are you when it comes to your career?
Being organized about your career means more than having a current resume. It means having a professional portfolio of work samples to share. It means having an active professional network both online and off. It means being able to professionally present yourself and showcase your skills and abilities in ways that help you stand out from the crowd from the moment someone sees your name or meets you for the first time. Being organized about your career means you have a strategic administrative career plan to guide you through the bumps and twists in the road.
Want to know how you’re doing when it comes to career organization? Take my Career Organization Quiz and find out. Then put a proactive, strategic career plan in place to help you stay on track no matter what changes or opportunities come your way.
This week, we’re specifically exploring how to navigate the job application process, how you can increase your chances of getting an interview, and more on our social media sites. There are so many dos and don’ts when it comes to applying for a new job or promotion that it can be tough for even experienced admins to get the “recipe” just right. So be sure to check out this week’s feature article from OfficeTeam and the resources we’ve posted on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
When you focus on organizing your career like you do any other area of your work, you’ll be ready when that unexpected career transition or job opportunity finds you. And being prepared is one of the best feelings ever!
P.S. I share several free resources, templates, and ideas to help you organize your career – and a whole lot more – at TheOrganizedAdmin.com!