7 Steps To Spring Clean Your Career

Ah, spring has finally sprung; daffodils have bloomed, sunnier days are ahead and there is a sign of new life. Traditionally people use this period to really hammer the cleaning routine at home, however spring is the ideal time to also clean up your career.

If you have been feeling stuck in your current role, take a look at our 7 steps below to give your career a new lease of life...

Declutter Your Desk
They say that a ‘tidy house means a tidy mind’ and the same applies to your workspace. If you haven’t seen your desk surface for a while or maybe your draw is jam-packed full of documents, it might be the right time to decipher through the mess. A cleaner workspace will leave you feeling more organised and less chaotic at work.

Improve Your Inbox
Sometimes the messiest part of your job can be your inbox. If it is full of unread emails, a full spam box and red flags; set some time aside to conduct an audit on your inbox and don’t forget to delete any emails which you no longer need.  

Fine Tune Your Fashion
When we attend an interview or start a new role, we select our clothing carefully so we can make a great first impression. Sometimes after being in a position for a while, we can become too comfortable with our usual attire. Spring can be the perfect time to rejuvenate your wardrobe and upgrade it for the job you want, not the job you have.

Analyse Your Aspirations
It is often thought that many people take a look at their careers during the New Year period, however many employees tend to take action during early spring. If you are feeling unhappy in your current role, take a look at the steps which you need to take to achieve your career goals.

Clean Up Your CV
How long has it been since you last looked at your CV? Even if you are not current looking for a new position, it can be great idea to update your CV in case you need to use it immediately in the future.  Don’t forget to add your current role and take a look at your key achievements section, as they tend to constantly change as we develop throughout our careers.

Connect With Old Contacts
With longer days and lighter nights; it can be the perfect time to catch up with some old business contacts on a more social basis. They might be able to point you in the right direction or simply offer you some expert advice to how you can boost your career.

Scrub Up Your Search
If you have decided to look for a new role, there are loads of different places available to conduct your job search. For instance, don’t forget to register your CV with recruitment agencies or to sign up with relevant job boards so recruiters can source your CV. Also, have a look on social media, as this is often where many companies will advertise their vacancies. 

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