Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ten years experience

Ten years experience is often, a years experience multiplied ten times. 

Thats why I like the sound of this. So, for all you cubicle dwellers out there, there is no better time than now to ask this question and ask it daily. What did I learn? 

Years ago, merely staying place in a job for several years was viewed as praiseworthy by prospective employers. Loyalty is still important, but intellectual curiosity has edged past steadiness as the must-have attribute. Other must-haves: energy and a desire to improve a process, a system, or a relationship. Companies value people who look for opportunities to change the way work is done. Sitting at your desk plugging away with your head down is not the way to boost your résumé's "Wow!" factor. Getting out and making things happen is.

If you haven't done it lately, pull out your résumé and look it over. If you don't have a résumé, write one this week, even if you're not interested in looking for a job right now. Every working person should have one. Your résumé is a tally of your professional accomplishments. It's a way to make sure that no year, no quarter, no month slips by without a boost in your learning and a new feather in your cap.

While on jobs and careers, a pertinent post by Seth Godin - Getting versus Taking!


Sara said...

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Neelakantan said...