We have all heard it in the news and seen it online. The Great Resignation is still very much a hot-button topic. Today I want to take a look at it from another angle. From the standpoint of the person choosing to take the leap and resign. Do you understand the great responsibility that comes with this?
Host(s): Jonathan Saar from Market Me Social
We have done several shows/articles around employee retention and corporate culture and responsibility. But what if you feel that your company is not doing enough, or perhaps you feel it’s time for a change? Deciding to move on can be both exhilarating and terrifying. Let me share a few tips to help you assume your great responsibility in making this decision and set yourself up for success.
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Tip#1 – Train, Train, Train!
Did you get that? Training is imperative to build on your skillset, especially if your goal is to find a specific job position. Sign up for webinars, free or paid, which will increase your knowledge base. Also, don’t forget about the many podcasts and blogs that our industry shares regularly. And finally, another fantastic resource is LinkedIn training. If you haven’t checked it out, you should. You will find a resource of micro-courses that cover a variety of topics.
Tip#2 – Fill in Your Résumé Gaps
Remember that your résumé is more than just a place to list your experience. There are many other things that you should include to showcase who you are. Where do you volunteer? What projects have you helped out on? Remember that extra training we talked about? Make sure that is highlighted as well. Think of your qualities and strengths that will attract your next potential employer and confidently showcase them.
Tip#3 – Network
Don’t ever stop networking! Whether it’s in person or online. Look for opportunities to network. Check out Steve Wunch and Lisa Troisen. These two are expert LinkedIn networkers, so connect and learn from them. It’s easy to fall into a pattern of behavior and believe that there just isn’t the time to network consistently. I am guilty of this myself. That being said, it really doesn’t take a lot. Spending twenty to thirty minutes catching up with your community is the perfect way to bookend your day.
So are you ready to take the plunge and join the Great Resignation? If so, I hope these tips help and I wish you nothing but the best.
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