It’s that time of year where you begin to reflect on what you’ve accomplished so far this year and what you haven’t accomplished. Then there’s the family that maybe you’re not looking forward to seeing and the questions you’re not looking forward to answer, such as WHY are you still single or not married. Or the WHEN are you having kids questions. If that wasn’t enough invasion into your personal life its’ the HOW question, where you may be tempted to exaggerate the truth about work, relationships and other things to avoid the follow-up questions.
You’ve reached the point where you feel like enough is enough and you’re willing to spend the holidays’ editing your resume and applying to jobs…. So the question is…Should you look now or wait until the top of the year. Many people think it best to wait until the first of the year to begin to look for a new job. However, there are a lot of companies who use the end of the year to fill positions that they won’t have the budget to fill next year and companies who are hiring in preparation for the New Year.
Now that we’re in the last quarter of the year are you ready to finish strong? Can you believe how fast the year went? So maybe you didn’t accomplish the things you planned to complete in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter but you have one more quarter to finish the year strong. There’s a saying that says it doesn’t matter how you start but how you finish. So maybe you started each quarter out with a plan and life happened and you set those plans aside. Let me encourage you to pick them back up, revise, and adjust and put them back in motion.
The key to making sure you’re submitting the right resume is understanding the job posting. There’s a lot of information listed in a job posting but the job requirements is what you will want to pay attention to. This is not to say you shouldn’t read the entire description to determine if this would be a job you’re interested in, but a note to pay extra attention to the job requirements. Before you submit a resume to a job opening make sure you’ve read the job requirements and can say with confidence your resume answer the requirements.
Are you at the point where you feel like you’ve tried all that you knew to do to at work? Or are you suffering from Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)? Do you instantly feel sick of the thought of going to work or when you get to the building? If you’ve answered yes to any of the above maybe it’s time to have an exit strategy. No one can define for you what your level of a toxic work environment is or how much you can handle before you’re ready to take your talents else were.