When was the last time you checked in with your professional references? Regardless of your employment status, we need to keep in touch with the people who impact our careers – our lives. If they are not friends, they are at least good contacts. I love reaching out to my references throughout the year. I consider them friends, and I am grateful for their efforts on my behalf. Perhaps I can be of assistance to them as a way of showing my gratitude.
So, today’s activity is to reach out to your professional references. Ask them how they are doing and offer your assistance. Unemployed or employed, it is a nice break in the day and a great way to lay down tracks to keep moving forward.
Believe in yourself, and thanks for ‘listening in’.