I captured this article and saved it to my Evernote folder because leadership expert @TimElmore re-tweeted it. The article is written by Kyli Singh and, clearly, the audience is about 20 years younger than me. However, I found interest and inspiration in several of the tips, particularly the overarching point that I should use my summer time wisely and purposefully. A few of the nine points are already fast-tracked in my life: blogging, reading, traveling. But the one that REALLY CAUGHT MY EYE is point #4: Improve Your Resume.
Even though I am not looking for a new job, it is always a good idea to work on your resume. In fact, it’s particularly beneficial to update it and redesign it when you are NOT looking for a new job because you are calmer and more objective. Then, just in case opportunity comes knocking, you are ready with a resume in the email that doesn’t scream “I JUST UPDATED THIS MORNING!”. At the end of the article there’s a bonus link on how to make your resume multi-dimensional. I will DEFINITELY be checking that out and blogging on it later!
I know that most adults don’t have the summer free, and the word “free” is definitely misleading. My summer isn’t free, but it’s definitely different from the school year. My “summer-self” is different from my “school-year self”.
So, take a look at this article and apply it to your life. Hand it to a young adult who could apply it to his/her life. Either way, make each season purposeful because we only get so many summers.