Things tend to slow down during the holiday season. So invest at least a short time to reflect on your work. Whether you have a job and want to change it or are looking for one, there is always room for improvement and time for self-reflection.
In case you don’t know where to start, this list of quick tips will be a helpful little guide for you.
- “Google” yourself
Type your name in quotation marks into the Google search engine and see what is written about you.
- Meet current or former colleagues
Ask them how they perceive you, your pros and cons. Develop a debate about what kind of job they could imagine you in and tell them about your idea of an ideal job.
- Make yourself known
Create your professional portfolio, CV and send it to your friends first, while asking for their feedback and help in finding your dream job.
- Update your LinkedIn profile
Change the photo to the current one. A 400×400 pixel photo is ideal. Please check that you have all the details listed, if not, update them. See how many people have viewed your profile.
- Make a list of books that could help you build your career
Ask your friends or colleagues for book recommendations. Once you have the list, start reading them gradually and write down the thoughts that are close to your heart.
- Have personalised business cards designed and printed
It’s an inexpensive way to leave not only an impression, but also information about you to others – people important to you. The business card should include your first name, last name, personal number and personal email.
We wish you the best of luck on your journey to building your “own brand”. Don’t forget that just as you take care of yourself, you also need to take care of your “brand”.