When one year closes, another begins, and the New Year brings exciting opportunities. If you are looking to improve your career, these actionable steps can help you achieve your goals.
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#1 Define What You Want
Often people make open-ended goals, which can make them more difficult to achieve. For instance, if your goal is simply to get a good job, that can mean a variety of things. Prioritize what you want to achieve in the next 12 months, whether that is making a certain amount of money, obtaining a specific job title, or transitioning from full-time work to a part-time position.
#2 Shift Your Perspective
While you can’t control who hiring managers will choose for a position, you can control your own perspective. If you interview and don’t get the job, it may be tempting to feel sorry for yourself. But if you change your perspective and remember that every interview is a learning experience, you can keep your momentum and improve your career, rather than allowing one setback to hold you back.
#3 If It Isn’t Helping You, Say No
Patterns can be hard to break, but if you want to move forward in your career, time management will be part of the process. This means deciding when you will work on your job search materials or when you will meet with staffing firms. And if something comes up to distract you from your plan, you’re going to have to say no to the invite.
#4 But There Are Times to Say Yes!
Just as it is important to say no to people or situations that are blocking you from your goals, you need to remember to say yes to opportunities, such as a temporary job that can teach you a skill while you continue to look for the perfect position.
#5 Use Support Systems
When you reach out and ask for help, you’ll often gain more than just an answer to your original question. Building connections and sharing resources is a way to improve your career. Whether you ask a friend to proofread your resume, inquire about open positions at a staffing firm, engage with people at a networking event, or a combination of all three.
#6 Actively Listen to Others
Improving your listening skills means you can hear what a company is looking for and find out what skills are in demand.
#7 Start Today
Yes, a year is a long time, but it goes by fast! If you have career ambitions for 2023, start making strides today for the results you want in the future.
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