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Propelling Careers Podcast - Episode 15 - leveraging the ”summer slowdown” for your career journey 

June 10, 2024 
by Lauren Celano, CEO, Propel Careers and Jim Gould, the Director for Postdoctoral Affairs at Harvard Medical School 

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In this episode, Jim and Lauren share a few thoughts on how to leverage the ”summer slowdown” for your career Journey.  For many people, the summer months are a little slower than fall and spring, which allows mental capacity to even think about your future. We cover a few points such as these below. We hope you enjoy listening!

  • Memorial day can be a nice point in time to check in on your goals for the year. Jim and I both talk about where we are with some of our goals for the year
  • Continuous learning is important as all of us can develop new skills.
  • Building your personal brand is important and we should all be proactive in how we highlight our skills and experience. Jim and I touch on this a bit for how we are focusing on building our brands
  • Summer can be a great time to update your LinkedIn profile!
  • It’s important to balance the “fear of missing out” with ensuring thoughtful time management so that you can maximize opportunities and impact
  • You might have more mental freedom in the summer to focus on your own career development. Utilize this time to plan for the future
  • Use the summertime to continue to develop your network and reengage existing people in your network
  • Have your elevator pitch ready in case you meet someone during your networking!

 

Lauren Celano, CEO of Propel Careers and Jim Gould, the Director for Postdoctoral Affairs at Harvard Medical School, launched this podcast as a way for us to share our advice, insights, and reflections to help others navigate their careers.

 

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