We all have chores in our lives, whether related to housework, fitness, social, or professional.  In the upcoming week, the extra days away from the office provide a convenient opportunity to take care of some “career housekeeping.” In today’s Drum Marketing Magazine, I provide a 5-hour “career housekeeping” guide, relevant to marketers and other business professionals, to help refresh your professional profile for the new year.  Happy holidays!

While the temptation is to just shut everything down, the extra days away from the office actually present a unique opportunity to do a little brand maintenance of your own, the kind focused on your own career, personal brand, professional profile, network, and knowledge. The career maintenance every professional marketer must do to remain competitive. I’m not suggesting you sacrifice sacred quality time with your family to do these things. I am, however, recommending you dig deep and spare five hours between now and when you return to work to do the following…

  • Hour 1: Capture your key accomplishments
  • Hour 2: Reconnect with your network
  • Hour 3: Update your recruitment contacts
  • Hour 4: Ensure your LinkedIn profile is current
  • Hour 5: Read one chapter of a business book

Read the full article for more details on each step.

About Joseph Liu

Joseph Liu helps aspiring professionals relaunch their careers to do work that matters. As a keynote speaker, career & personal branding consultant, and host of the Career Relaunch podcast, his passion is helping people gain the clarity, confidence, and courage to pursue truly meaningful careers. Having gone through three major career changes himself, he now shares insights from building & relaunching global consumer brands to empower professionals and business owners to build & relaunch their personal brands.

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