It seems the recurring theme for this year is to ‘expect the unexpected’ and ‘stay ready so you don’t have to get ready’.
Growing up in Washington, DC, school started for me the day after Labor Day. Labor Day was always the unofficial end of summer vacation. September is when the weather begins to shift and the days are noticeably shorter. September is when I spotted the first acorns on the ground. So for me, September has always represented a new beginning.
National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. Preparedness Month is all about keeping people safe during cases of national emergency.
September has recently been recognized as National Self Improvement Month dedicated to goal setting and putting yourself on the path to becoming a better you through self-evaluation, goal setting, elimination of unhealthy habits and healthier living. Your self-improvement efforts may focus on fitness, nutrition, self-confidence, professional development, career advancement or any number of other areas.
September is International Update Your Resume Month. It is the perfect time to restart career planning. While children are returning to school, adults have the opportunity to evaluate their professional skills and career opportunities.
September is also recognized as Self-Care Awareness Month. Whether you’re heading back to work after vacation or getting the kids settled in at school, September is a great time to focus on your mental, physical, and emotional wellness.
The bottom line is that September is the perfect time to focus on YOU!
Take this opportunity to secure your Career Achievement Log to document your past work successes, academic endeavors and newly acquired skills. With a Career Achievement Log you can save yourself time as you begin a new job search, quantify your work accomplishments, create a resume that stands out from the competition, and establish your unique professional identity.
The Career Achievement Log Toolkit consists of three (3) methods to document your accomplishments so that you can choose the method that is best for you. You can own a career tool that is comprehensive, convenient and portable. Printable Template to document by hand along with two electronic options – a spreadsheet and a fillable PDF. The Career Achievement Log Toolkit also includes a Confidant Interview resource sheet to gather feedback from others and a Resume/Cover Letter tip sheet to ensure that your employment documentation is as comprehensive as possible.
The Career Achievement Log Toolkit is a invaluable addition to your emergency preparedness, resume updating, self-improvement, and self-care plans.