Career Calling

December 21, 2011

Conduct a Year-End Career Evaluation

Filed under: Career Management — claycerny @ 9:29 pm
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Good companies conduct annual performance reviews to evaluate their employees.  You should do the same thing to evaluate your career and professional future.

Ask yourself these questions:

1.  What have I done at work over the last year that makes me proud?

2.  What has happened over the last 12 months that has frustrated me?

3.  Are my salary benefits in line with the industry and my contribution to the company?

4.  Have their been any changes in the company that could affect my long or short term future?

5.  Have I completed any certification or training that will increase my value as a professional.

6.  What have I done that has been a benefit for the company, things that are above and beyond the job description?

Use this information to plan your next moves.  You also should use this time to update your resume with any new duties, skills, or achievements.  If things at your current job are at a dead-end, it might be time to start sending out your resume and contacting people in your network.  Treat your career with the same respect that the company does.  Do what’s right for you.

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