Update your resume so that it’s remains current in case something interesting pops up
Create a web presence and gather some materials to develop a portfolio of your best work
When heading to the beach, skip the books about “Lean Diet” and instead pick up “Lean In” to learn negotiation skills
Use happy hours, summer barbecues and weddings as informal networking to learn more about new opportunities
Use a summer Friday to go on an interview, just to see what’s out there
Even if things are slow or you find that you’re still pretty happy in your current job, things can change fast – you’ll be the one that’s prepared in the fall if the economy takes a turn or an amazing opportunity arises.
Jim Hopkinson is an author, writer, and speaker living in New York City. His focus is on career development for the new economy, showing how new media, technology and branding are changing how people look at their career and lifestyle. Read more...