Are you treating your career too casually?

Jul 13, 2017



Lately I've received several calls from people who have lost their jobs. After listening to their story, two common themes emerged: "I never saw it coming" and "I should have been more intentional in building/protecting my career options". 

What these people were in essence telling me was that they were paying the price for treating their careers too casually. How could this happen?

Perhaps you can identify with their situation. There is intense pressure at work, lots of things happening in their lives and just not enough time to do the things that are necessary to protect their careers. 

So when people call me and let me know that they are conducting a job search, there are three questions I like to ask:

  1. Can you tell me what you want to do?
  2. What are your accomplishments--why would they be valuable for my company or a company I'd refer you to?
  3. How good is your network? 

Watch this week's video for more details about why these questions are important and how your network is essential for passing what I call the "resume test". 

Folks, let me cut right to the chase. Building and protecting your career should be a high priority item for you. It is something we are passionate about. And that is why we have some outstanding resources at our Career Corner Section at including a presentation on career insurance. Take advantage of these resources to help you invest in your career

Or if you're at the point where you need to "reach out and phone a friend", give me a call at 630-833-0890 or send me an email. We’re on your team, we’re here to help, and we’re passionate about seeing you be successful throughout your career.

Mike Regan
Chief of Relationship Development