- Bundle files and update your résumé. If you have personal files on your computer, copy them and take them home. Locate copies of your and other personnel records. Scan your e-mail and files, so you can update your résumé with any accomplishments or new skills. Think about whom you might want to use as a reference.
- Take advantage of any benefits to which you are entitled. Schedule appointments to address any dental or medical needs, especially if you’ve already met your deductibles. If you have a flexible spending account, turn in all outstanding claims to avoid forfeiting any balances. Know exactly how much vacation you’ve used, and that you’ve taken credit for your holidays.
- Spend at least one to two hours a day networking. Call your friends, former coworkers and clients. Attend your professional association meetings. Remember that those whom you help now could be helpful to you in the future.
- Keep up with the standards within the admin profession. Check print and online job postings: Are there any gaps in your experience or skill base?
- Stay positive and place yourself in a position of strength. Remember, change can bring about hardship and anxiety if you try to avoid it, but tremendous opportunity if you accept and welcome it.
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