Imagine you have had a great year and you’re preparing for your development review with your manager. How would you be talking about the impact you’ve had?
Now, think about the actions you can start to take to bring you closer to that reality.
Finally, think about ‘weeding’: are there people who you might stay in touch with personally, but who don’t currently have the same relevance professionally? This might sound harsh, but everyone is time-poor and focusing your efforts meaningfully is more respectful of people’s time.
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This has not only built my skill set, it has also ensured that this is part of my ‘brand’ and what I am known for.
Your Linked In profile is an important extension of your CV, so make sure you update this at the same time. If you can’t answer that for yourself, it’s unlikely other people will know either.The reality is that you may need to do less, in order to achieve more.Focusing effort on your network, profile, skills and impact will have a very positive contribution to your career and while spring provides you with the impetus to freshen things up, these actions will have value throughout the year and at any stage of your career.Prioritise the skill with the biggest gap and develop a list of actions that you will commit to in order to develop it.READ MORE: Almost one in five FTSE 100 CEOs now come from a marketing background All too often, day-to-day activities consume our attention and we lose our focus on the bigger picture.