Returning to work after the holidays can be unsettling to say the least. That’s why it’s a good time to take stock of your career and give it some TLC if necessary. Some honest thinking and a fresh perspective will help you make the right decision about whether to stay put in your current position, do something to bring back the buzz, change companies or even do a complete career makeover.
Update, refresh and grow
If you couldn’t wait to be back at your desk and find your work challenging and interesting, you’re in a rare position and should stay where you are! However, it’s always a good idea to keep your résumé up to date, and the beginning of a new year is an excellent time to do a little maintenance work. It’s also a good time to think about expanding or refreshing your skills in order to maintain the buzz or maximise your opportunities to grow in your current position, so consider putting plans in place to complete some additional training during the year.
Time to move on?
If, on the other hand, the thought of returning to work filled you with dread, it might be time to start applying for other jobs. Finding a new job takes time and effort, but you’ll be thankful once you’ve made the move. Even taking the decision to leave a job that is unfulfilling or making you unhappy can be refreshing and energising.
The Proven Group can help you make your next move
The Proven Group offers a range of services in Melbourne, Ballarat and Geelong that will ensure that you are represented in a professional manner when making your next move. These include professional résumé-writing and cover letter-writing services, as well as interview coaching, guidance on addressing key selection criteria, LinkedIn profile-writing, personality profiling and career counselling.
Contact us today to discuss our services.