Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Update my CV

I have just found out that my contract will not be renewed in 2009. This is something which I knew might be a possibility, and is the reason why I set goal #97 - Keep CV up to date. Regardless, keeping a CV up to date is something I believe is important for everyone to do, even though my is never usually ready for that magical, overnight, 'million dollar offer' that might miraculously come along. Well, no time like the present!

I dug out my old CV and was quite surprised just how much I had on it, especially in comparison to some others. It's still really strange to see several years' work reduced to 3-4 lines each, and to summarise such a big part of one's life in just a few sentences. Hopefully there's enough substance there to grab a few bites and move me forwards in my career. Becoming quite specialised in a national position has many benefits, but also some pitfalls; where does one go from here?

So, now it's time to start door-knocking (virtually, of course) and hopefully capitalising on the professional networks I have built up in recent years. Who knows what the future holds?!

I sound braver than I am.


Kelly said...

I'm sorry to hear your contract has not been renewed but best of luck with the job hunting. I am sure you will be snapped up super quick!!!

I know that job hunting isn't much fun especially as there we re now in recession and the job market is much tighter. My beloved has been job hunting since May and only now beginning to get a few bites, 7 very stressful and broke months on, although I suspect much of that has to do with motivation levels and the big old ultimatum I laid down a few weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

I know that feeling all too well. I'm sorry your contract wasn't renewed but I bet it leads to a fabulous opportunity

Sab said...

Sorry your contract wasn't renewed, but I wish you the best of luck in finding a new job!