Afraid you might get caught in the next company layoff?
Here's the info to pull now. Before it's too late.👇 👇 👇
1. 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄𝘀. These will help you remember your big accomplishments throughout your time there, not just the most recent stuff.
2. 𝗠𝗲𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼. You may not be able to share exact numbers on your resume (depending on what kind of NDA you might have signed), but having this data will give you the opportunity to actually think about how to tell your story.
3. 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂'𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱 𝗼𝗳. I’ve seen more than a few job seekers jump into panic mode when asked for a work sample... Think big deliverables, project plans, kickoff docs. You may not be able to create or use exact copies depending on company policy, but can you scrub details, save excerpts, or pull your public-facing work? Reviewing them will also help you remember more of the details when you share stories in your interviews.
4. 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀-𝗳𝘂𝗻𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀. This doesn’t have to be weird. (They'll probably be grateful you asked!) Just send a quick note like: 𝘏𝘪 𝘑𝘦𝘯 - 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘣𝘪𝘵 𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘮, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘭? 𝘐’𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺. 𝘐'𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮. 𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘦:
5. 𝗦𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿. I guarantee you'll have at least a few "Oh yeah, I totally forgot I worked on that..." moments.
Remember—no one is looking out for your best interests except you. Spending 40 minutes to pull this stuff now could save you months of wheel-spinning in a job search down the line.
(I originally shared this on LinkedIn, but I felt like it might be relevant for many of you here. Here's the original post.)