My first attempt at chartering was aborted prematurely (as in, before I’d even applied) by the arrival of my rather lovely daughter, Ella. She’s seven months old now, I’m going back to work next month (whisper it, I’m still in denial) and it’s about time I focused on career type stuff again.
I’m already further on in the process this time, because I’ve enlisted a mentor, so I can’t procrastinate any more (or at least, I can, but when I do there’s someone to give me a friendly nudge in the direction of my PPDP).
So I’ve reached stage one of the chartership process. Daunted? Oh yes. The path to chartership stretches gaping before me, threatening to swallow me whole, but one step at a time right?
As well as reading everything library-related that crosses my path, I’m trying to set myself a weekly goal. Week one: draft my CV. Both easy (I’ve only done one professional post-Masters job, ever) and difficult (because I’ve only done one professional post-Masters job, ever, I’ve never needed to update my CV).
I have a template, and a copy of my job description, but my role covers so many other tasks that it’s going to be hard to condense it into a concise, two-sides-of-A4 resume. Wish me luck, I’m going in…