Do you remember filling out your college applications? Along with your G.P.A. and essays there were questions about your extracurricular activities. The emphasis was on finding out whether or not you were well rounded.
The same is true for your career.
Recruiters and decision makers are always keeping their eyes out for professionals who build a well-rounded career—one that includes personal expression, professional development, volunteer work, project and program initiatives and of course a resume peppered with honors and opportunities.
As you grow your healthy career, think about cultivating a wide arc of engagement. If you were reading your resume, what would you learn about you? What are your interests and impact? If you have found yourself stuck in a bit of a silo the last few years, perhaps it’s time to get out and explore a bigger world of work.
Kim Monaghan, PCC, RYT, CPBS is the owner of KBM Coaching & Consulting LLC, a boutique Human Resources Consulting and Career Coaching Firm serving a national clientele.