Today is the first day of my new job search. I’m going to use this blog to record my journey as I know that this kind of accountability will help to keep me motivated and on track. I will also share my experiences, the successes and not so successful outcomes (I don’t like the word ‘failures’ – nothing is a failure if you can learn something from it). Hopefully, some of this will be useful for others.
I’m a firm believer in the importance of taking one step each day as it keeps the momentum going and moves you forward. With this in mind, today I registered for a CV Clinic that takes place in January. My career history involves a break to have children, during which time I studied for a degree, followed by a career change. Consequently, my CV looks like two people’s careers welded together and I realise that this could be confusing and off-putting to prospective employers. I’ve seen it suggested that when you’re in this situation, you should write your CV according to skill areas rather than as a chronological sequence of positions held. I’m going to spend the next few days experimenting with this so that I can use the clinic to improve on my result. It feels like a really positive move forward.
What small step are you going to take today to move you closer to achieving your goal?