Are you looking for a project to keep you busy and connected to your career story? This is a feel-good idea that will help when it comes time to put together a resume or answer questions in an interview.
The idea? Make a record of all the good things you have done in your career. Do not limit yourself to the things that are big. Maybe you are the person in the office I can depend on to start my day with a cheery good morning and a smile or a joke. Maybe you are the one I listen to in staff meetings because your perspective is always interesting. Maybe you saved my butt when I was overwhelmed.
If you connect better with pictures, create a poster or scrapbook with pictures of highlights of your career. For artistic types, you could even draw them! For those who really understand graphs, try making a graph in Excel organized in a way that makes sense to you. For people like me, stories work great. You could even make a video story. Whatever you do, be creative and have fun with it.
Include all the things you wish your boss or colleagues noticed you did. What will be they miss when you leave this job? No idea? Ask them!
Sandie convinced her mother at the age of two that a set of books would make her much happier than a tricycle. Then came diaries, school projects and heartfelt poetry - a writer was born. Reading and writing have been constant and faithful lovers ever since. This blog is an attempt to release some of the fleeting thoughts and crazy ideas in a place that may become another form of diary, but this time, one that talks back! Would love to hear from anyone who is inspired to rebut, dig further, validate or in any way comment on what has been written.