It’s difficult to believe, but the first half of the year is nearly over. (Once again, it flew by, did it not?)
The middle of the year is an opportune time to do a great many things, including take a vacation. However, it’s also a great time to reflect on your professional life. This gives you a chance to reflect upon what happened during the first six months, catch your breath (both literally and figuratively), and prepare for the last half of the year.
What’s on your mid-year career development checklist? Does it include the following?
Updating your resume
What have you accomplished during the past six months? Did you complete a project? Reach a goal? Win an award? Then document it! Employers use past accomplishments as an indication of future success with their organization.
Updating your LinkedIn profile
When you update your resume with information, you should also update your LinkedIn profile with that same information. Your profile does not replace your resume, but they should mirror each other. You never know how your LinkedIn profile might lead to a new employment opportunity. Be ready for that.
Updating your references
While you’re updating stuff, you should also update your references. Is there anybody you should add to your list of references, including people you’ve met during the past six months? Be sure to reach out to your references, too. By contacting them, you not only ensure that their contact information is accurate, but they’ll also appreciate the effort.
Adding to your networking list
Not everybody can be a reference, but just about everybody can be a contact. Networking is crucial to your career development efforts, and that’s why your networking list should always be growing and evolving.
Participating in industry associations
Which associations exist? Which ones have you joined? These organizations provide many opportunities, especially when it comes to adding to your networking list. Fully explore the options that are available and make judicious decisions that will strategically grow your career.
Are you ready for the second half of the year? Are you looking for new employment opportunities? Time Staffing can help!
During our last few blog posts, we’ve discussed the advantages of registering and working with a staffing firm to find new employment opportunities and grow your career. In fact, those blog posts are:
“Top 4 Reasons to Register with a Staffing Firm”
“4 Bonus Benefits of Working with a Staffing Firm”
As you might have already noticed, this is Time Staffing’s blog . . . and Time Staffing is a staffing firm. So it was only a matter of time before we published a post that detailed the many benefits of working with Time Staffing specifically.
Yes, there are a lot of staffing firms in the world. And yes, there are quite a few staffing firms in the state of Ohio.
However, we have taken measures to separate ourselves from other firms and elevate the level of our service above that of the competition.
Below are 10 reasons to choose Time Staffing as a job seeker:
#1—We won’t waste your time.
#2—We hold ourselves to a high level of professionalism.
#3—We’ll treat you with respect.
#4—We’ll take the time to get to know you.
#5—We’ll strive to build a relationship with you.
#6—We provide equal-opportunity employment.
#7—We strive to provide top-level communication.
#8—We know the specific needs of our client companies.
#9—We provide guidance on how you can improve your skills.
#10—We work to match your skills and needs to the right job.
But don’t take our word for it. See what other people have said about Time Staffing and how we’ve helped them find the right job.
Time Staffing Inc.