John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker LLC
Banks failing. Homes in foreclosure. Businesses closing. Job losses. Wild swings in the stock market. You can’t be blamed for being concerned about your career.
What’s the best investment you can make? Yourself!
Now is the time to get serious about credentialing requirements. If you haven’t started, research the details and talk to your boss about getting enrolled in the appropriate courses. If you’ve started and gotten stalled for one reason or another, re-orient your priorities to help you get moving again. If you’re standing at the finish line (as in “I just have to get my reports submitted”), do whatever it takes to cross it.
Investigate the many, many one-day courses and workshops that are offered by the various credentialing organizations. Maybe one of them relates directly to the kind of work you’re doing and would help sharpen your skills.
Offer to write an article for publication, or develop a presentation for attorneys and business owners about what it is your firm does. Often, the process of researching and organizing this information results in a deeper understanding on your part.
We all have plenty of reason for distraction and worry. The tough times we’re seeing aren’t going away overnight. It’s time to increase your value. It’s time to invest in yourself.