We are now just a few short months away from 2017, and I am confident that many of you have had success with your personal resolutions made for this year, as well as the changes you would like to create in your career; possibly, an exciting career change during 2017.
Listed below are a few ideas I want to share with you that I believe may be similar to what you have pondered, and hopefully some new ideas for your Career Resolutions. Naturally, you are bearing in mind where you are in your present role, the length of time it took you to achieve that level of responsibility, and the path you perceive to be the best ‘fresh start’ that a New Year offers:
- Learn more about your division, and the company overall (knowledge is power);
- Establish better working relationships with your peers;
- Become more engaged with your immediate boss and/or supervisor;
- Attend more company-wide functions and connect with new people (Network);
- Be more proactive in your approach and attitude toward your career;
- Ask for more responsibility in your current role (assuming time/skills permits);
- Register for suitable free training/courses offered at and through work;
- Join strategic work-related committees;
- Create & Chair a new committee theme that brings ‘added value’;
- Uncover innovative ways to generate time & cost savings for your division/company
- Evaluate whom you would like as your ideal Mentor or Career Coach;
- Update your resume and references (always be prepared for advancement!); and
- Participate in Community Volunteer programs, such as charity-driven events (check with HR about programs the company is involved in as well).
Please bear in mind that these are just a few examples of what your Career Resolutions might look like. I am sure that those of you that have spent considerable time pondering your lives and career, will have plenty to add to this list.
Having said that, I wrote this article for the benefit of those struggling to come up with ideas that would best serve their personalities and careers, particularly given our volatile job markets worldwide; which also deserves careful consideration.
I hope that this article has been helpful in getting the juices flowing for even a small percentage of my readers and followers.
Much Success to You!