To keep your career healthy, you should conduct an annual career check-up. At least once a year you should take out your resume and review it.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I achieving my goals and purpose in life?
  • Has my objective changed? If “yes,” what is it now?
  • Is this job meeting my expectations? If “no,” why not?
  • Am I doing what I’m good at and enjoy doing?
  • Are my skills up-to-date for this job and organization?
  • Am I fully using my skills as well as acquiring new skills?
  • Does this company fully value my contributions?
  • Is this job worth keeping or should I “test the water”?
  • How can I best achieve career satisfaction?
  • What other opportunities might be better than this job?


SOURCE: Adapted from Ron Krannich, Ph.D., The Re-Entry Employment and Life Skills Pocket Guide (Manassas Park: Impact Publications), page 47. Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. Copying strictly forbidden.