5 Career Resolutions for 2017
A brand new year is here so it’s time to make some resolutions and stick to them too! If you need some inspiration, here’s our top five favourite career resolutions to help you start afresh and get your career moving in a better direction.
Build Your Professional Network
Making connections is an important part of growing in the business world. Reach out to others and make connections with those in your field to open up your horizons. This is a great way to come across mentorships, new job opportunities and get some helpful career advice. Don’t forget to reciprocate and make time to answer the questions of others too.
Set Daily Challenges
Challenge yourself to learn something new everyday and work at improving your productivity. Learning something new doesn’t have to specifically relate to your skills, but it can be as simple as getting better at emotional management and making the most of each day.
Get a Promotion
No one wants to stay stagnant working in the same position for year, so make 2017 the year you move up the ladder at work. While there are plenty of external factors that are out of your control, acting like a leader, improving your team relationships and working on developing your skillset will definitely help you secure a promotion.
Improve Your Communication Skills
Work towards improving your communication with management along with your immediate colleagues to build healthy work relationships in 2017. Always keep your manager informed on what you’re working on, deadlines and any blocks you maybe facing that affects the completion of your work.
Bring Integrity Back
Whatever your role at work is, make sure you to do it to the best of your abilities and remain accountable always. Be ethical and put in a honest day’s work instead of wasting the day away with distractions. Avoid taking unnecessary days off and aim to be someone that is viewed as honest and reliable.
Steps to Achieving Your Resolutions
- Set a goal
- Make a plan
- Get to work
- Stick to it
- Reach goal