You could hold the same title as hundreds of others in your field, but the journey you took to arrive at your destination was unique, shaped by your experiences, educations, skills and maybe even a bit of serendipity. The new Slideshare and LinkedIn product showcases your career path through beautiful design. You can make yours at Professional Journey.
Did you decide it is that time to quit your job? Or are you in the market for new job opportunities? I was in this position 6 months ago, while I had to decide wether to stay in the same company or moving towards my next career step. It is never an easy decision and you can never be wrong. Wether you stick with the same or change for good, you will never know what would have happened if you decided otherwise.
Anyhow, it is a challenging decision, and you should always be ready and up for it. I mean, the more that you do on a day-to-day basis, the less that you will have to hurry once the time for change has come. So, keep in mind these 5 bullet points, and practice personal branding.
1. Update Your LinkedIn Profile
If you haven’t revised your LinkedIn profile since your last job, it’s time to make some updates. Rewrite your summary to include your current career objective, and ask colleagues to endorse you and provide recommendations that reflect your job search. Make sure your online resume includes all your newest accomplishments. If you don’t have a professional picture to add to your profile, it’s time to have one taken.
Kevin Roose outlines in his article: Why Can’t Wall Street Out-Recruit Google and Facebook? why Wall Street is coming short in young talent over the past years. Truth is that the technology industry is well ranked in the best places to work. The benefits are largely acknowledge and among them there are:
- Flexible Schedule
- Vacations on demand
- Free food
- Hairstyle sessions
- Yoga rooms