Kickstart your Career in 2020 | New Year Professional Resolution
Like they say -- new year, new beginnings! Ahh, the feeling of having a clean slate again. What are your goals this year? Are you gearing up for your momentous success in 2020? Heads up! We're here to make everything work for you.
This is the perfect moment to start or restart your career. Read on for ideas on your new year's resolution, professionally that is! *wink*
SET CAREER GOALS
Ever heard people saying they are tired or bored in their job? We don't want you saying this! What is your dream job? We dare you to take action and move towards that dream. What do you need to do? Now, this compels you to make a strategic plan with every action directed to that particular goal. We're sure you can do it!
LEARN A NEW SKILL
We are living in a changing world. Knowledge is seen as something that is endless. We can never be too hungry for knowledge. No matter what field you are in, there are hundreds of new skills you can learn that could benefit your career. Don't know where to start? We recommend developing skills you perceive as your weaknesses. Turn that weakness into strength! We promise you won't regret it.
NETWORK WITH PROFESSIONAL CONTACTS
This one's very important. Establishing a mutually beneficial and professional relationship with other people can turn into a series of opportunities. You'll benefit from the friendships and relationships you'll build from networking. Make contacts and reconnect with fellow professionals. Not only that, we recommend you keep your Linkedin profile up to date.
TAKE UP A NEW HOBBY
Maybe this year its finally the moment to set time aside for yourself. You may want to use this time to exercise, relax, reflect, meditate, cook dinner, write in a journal, walk your pet, or do any other activity that takes your fancy. What's the best thing about taking up a new hobby? It can morph into a passion that will make you excited everyday.
STAY ON TRACK
The biggest challenge with having New Year's resolution is how to carry it out through the year. In fact, 25% of people give up by January 7. This year, you have to stop the cycle! Be realistic when it comes to your goals, make sure you can attain it. Outline your plan and talk about it with friends and family members who will be there to support you. It won’t happen overnight, so be persistent and patient! Set yourself up for success as early as today.
We know resolutions are quite daunting but it doesn't have to be this way! When you really think about it, resolutions are a way for us to look forward for the rest of the year with optimism. It's kind of your conviction of how you want the new year to start. As what we've said, instead of setting a vague or unattainable goal, think about what you actually want to do and integrate that into your life slowly.
Remember, it’s not some far off thing you’re shooting for. The secret is to not give up!
May this year's resolutions help you make this year the best ever!