February 14 is a day to celebrate love when we take the day to show and receive appreciation and admiration for our loved ones. But did you know you could also use the day to show love for your career? We want to help you with three tips to nurture your career this Valentine’s Day.
Create or Update Your Career Journal
Do you have a place to jot down the progress you’ve made in your career? Whether written on pen and paper or in a digital document, a career journal can put your career in perspective and allow you to understand what you’re doing right, where you want to improve, and the path you intend to follow. Tracking your career journey can also be useful when updating your resume or LinkedIn profile and looking for a promotion.
Splurge on a Training or Conference
Getting a leg up on the career ladder is challenging, no matter your experience level. With competition around every corner, making your portfolio stand out can prove difficult. Many employers offer training or conferences to help you continue advancing in your current position or prepare for future promotions. Take advantage of these opportunities. Hearing from experts in your industry, gaining certifications, and being present for networking opportunities are great ways to keep your career moving forward.
Upgrade Your Work Wardrobe
It’s important to dress for success on the job. If your budget allows, spend some time shopping and picking up new clothing or accessories. Sprucing up your wardrobe can provide a confidence boost on the job. If you’re up for a challenge, include versatile basics that go with multiple other pieces on your shopping list. Unless you have an unlimited budget, a work wardrobe isn’t something you can put together overnight. However, by making wise purchases, you can gradually build a professional yet affordable wardrobe that you can wear for a long time.
The great thing about showing love to your career is that you can do it year-round.
What are some other ways you can show love to your career? Let us know in the comments section below!