Career Management in Five Minutes a Day

By: Caroline Ceniza-Levine

We know how important it is to proactively manage our career for the long-term, but we’re busy just staying afloat with what we need to do right now.

Is there a way to build in good career habits in five minutes a day? Here are ten ideas.

Send an e-mail to someone you haven’t connected with in the last thirty days.

Scan the headlines on a general news site.

Update your LinkedIn status.

[Related: 5 Social Media Tactics to Help Boost Your Career]

Drop by on a colleague outside your immediate department.

Think of someone who helped you and send a thank you e-mail.

Look up the calendar for a professional group or other outside-of-work organization.

[Related: Discovering a World of Endless Possibilities Through Confidence]

Order your annual report.

Schedule a personal day for the next quarter.

Add one item to your resume or online profile.

Google yourself and see what comes up in the listings.

[Related: Is Email Sabotaging Your Productivity?]

Caroline Ceniza-Levine specializes in career change as co-founder of SixFigureStart® career coaching and Costa Rica FIRE, a travel, real estate, and FIRE site. Caroline is the creator of online courses — Behind The Scenes In The Hiring Process and Making FIRE Possible — and is the author of Jump Ship: 10 Steps To Starting A New Career.

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