Don’t put Career Self-Care on the back-burner

Have you noticed that as the year comes to an end, there is quite often a contradictory mix of things happening at the same time. We frequently make next years’ business plan in the middle of closing the quarter and the year. It’s a strange combination of winding down and ramping up!

It is also a stressful and busy time of the year for many personally. For those who are involved in the holiday season there are masses of other obligations and distractions from family and friends. Some of them are welcome. Some truthfully are a pain.

We know you’re busy and it’s easy to put self-care on the back burner. Most of us tend not to take stock of our own careers and avoid doing that peculiar mix of looking backward and forward at the same time, something we do without thinking for our employers. But we can’t neglect ourselves! It’s time to take stock.

Career Self-careLooking back

Carry out an audit of your career this year.

  • What were the highlights and what do you need to work on?
  • What skills have you acquired?
  • What has changed since 2017?

Looking forward

  • Do you need to update your CV and LinkedIn profile?
  • What are your goals for next year?
  • How do you plan to achieve those goals?

Resources

Career Shop:  If you need help, go into our newly laid out Career Shop for a range of resources which will support you. Here you can Download the 3Plus Career Reflections Worksheets, a Power Word List and other great resources.

Podcast Library Also check out the 3Plus Power Coaching Podcast Library where you can our find our latest additions to our collection, including how to set career goals and create an effective USP.

And job seekers – don’t take your foot off the career transition pedal. It’s a myth that recruiters stop working. We live in a multi-cultural and diverse world and not everyone takes time off.

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