I'm looking for advice about how to balance making time to update my resume* and look for a new job, while working in a very difficult environment.
I love my job and feel lucky every day to have this opportunity. I've found a job I'm good at! and with MT I'm slowly becoming a better manager; I'm excited every day to do a little more, better for my staff. But it is time for me to start looking for a new job.
My difficulty in coming to terms with the fact that the organization is not headed in a good direction and I cannot change this. I come home every night intending to update my resume and send it out. Instead, I do just a little more work to pull us out of the most recent hole.
How to prioritize my time in the office? Should I focus on projects that:
- are under my new boss' scrutiny but in reality are a low priority?
- are critical and have significant value and impact to the organization long term?
- prepare my staff/coworkers to keep things running when I am gone?
- I care most about and would represent an accomplishment to me?
All four are in addition to meetings and necessary day-to-day work. I have to let three of the above go in order to take care of myself outside of office hours. The first my boss will notice, the others she won't notice if they don't get done (but I will).
Any advice would be appreciated.
*I'm learning the hard way to keep my accomplishments, etc.. updated regularly.