Shifting Gears Part 3: Spring Clean Your Online Profile
Revamp Your Online Presence for a Promising Future
Whether you're facing the challenge of finding a new job or uncertain about what lies ahead, now is the perfect time to prepare yourself. In these unpredictable times, we can seize the opportunity to gain clarity on our aspirations and identify the roles that can lead to a more fulfilling career or unlock untapped potential in our current specialization. Spring symbolizes new beginnings, so let's not allow this chance to slip away. Let's declutter our inboxes and focus on becoming the best version of ourselves.
As social beings, we have always thrived in groups and communities throughout history. While we may be confined to our homes at present, we can still maintain and build connections, even forge new ones. Social media platforms offer a fantastic way to connect with others. Start by reaching out to former colleagues, managers, consultants, and contacts you haven't spoken to in a while. A friendly message to check in on them can help rekindle those connections. Exploring new groups within your industry, participating in message boards, and engaging with relevant blogs can expand your network and foster a sense of community. It's all about connecting the dots and broadening your horizons to embrace new and exciting possibilities. Treasure this moment while it lasts because before we know it, we'll most likely be back to our usual work routines. This forced pause allows us the valuable time to reflect.
Now is the ideal moment to put your best foot forward. Take advantage of this time to enhance your image. Start by updating your social media profiles, LinkedIn profile, and CV. If, like most people, you haven't had the chance to refresh your credentials, now is the time to do so. There are many excellent online CV builders available for free, which can breathe new life into your CV. Moreover, with advancements in technology, consider leveraging video as a powerful sales tool to showcase your true self.
The key is to make the most of this time. Building connections and staying in touch will help maintain a sense of community and strengthen new relationships, all while prioritizing your mental well-being.
In the words of Wayne Dyer, 'When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.'
To help you get started, here are a few helpful links:
Top tips to update your profile on LinkedIn: [https://medium.com/marketing-and-entrepreneurship/22-great-tips-for-enhancing-your-linkedin-profile-c72e5b2a8cbc]
Biteable: A fantastic platform to create a polished video CV: https://biteable.com/]
Podbean: Consider creating a video podcast to build a following within your area of expertise: https://www.podbean.com/]
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