Many of us take time at the beginning of a new year to reflect on the past year. We make, and try to stick to, challenging resolutions to improve some aspects of our lives.
Many take a cold hard look at their careers in January, and consider whether it’s time to make a career move.
If you’re having these thoughts, you’re probably looking for your resume and thinking about how to update it.
Back up a little. Start with your brand.
Take a look back at last years’ career accomplishments and consider how the things you did for your employer will impact the value you offer to potential new employers — your executive brand.
Whether you’ve already worked on developing brand messaging for your personal marketing in job search, or never have, go to my 10-Step Branding Worksheet.
Even if you’re not planning a career move, times being what they are, you never know when a new job opportunity, or even a lay off, may come your way. You need to be ready.
For tips on revamping your personal brand, see my Executive Career Brand post, Brand New Year. New Personal Brand?