Whether you are looking for a change of scenery, looking to kick-start your career or even looking to climb the ladder in your current place of employment; the New Year is the perfect time to make some career resolutions and ensure that you meet your career goals for 2017.
Here, Attic Recruitment go through a few of their top career resolutions that will help see you where you want to be in your career in 2017.
Did You Learn Something Today?
Treat every day like a school day, learn a new skill, or work towards learning a new skill at the very least. If you’re established in your career and you are just looking for a push to further yourself and further what you are able to do, then this is definitely the resolution for you. Each and every one of us should aspire to learn something each and every day, this not only benefits you and your career but it also benefits you in your life as well, as these skills can be utilised in both personal and work interactions and work.
Don’t try to jump through hoops that you can’t reach by burning the lower ones down, basically what we’re trying to say here is don’t try to race ahead when you’ve not got the experience. If you’ve just started out after university, you won’t be placed in a managerial role straight away, these things take time. And being ethical in your approach is the best way to ensure you reach your goal and feel proud of the way you go there. Chances are if you try to cheat your way to the top, you’ll get found out and end up further down at the bottom of the pile than you ever expected to be!
Build Your Communication Skills
One of the best ways to reach your career goals is to build on your communication skills, interact, integrate and go to as many business networking events as you can. Building a name for yourself, and your current position at the business you are working for will help you to be recognised when you are up for future roles and positions in other places, as well as helping your current boss to recognise the hard work you are putting into yourself and the role that you are in.
Organise Your Desk
A tidy space means a tidy mind, and having a messy or cluttered desk could reflect poorly to your management on how you work; make sure your desk is a reflection of your personality and how committed you are to the work by keeping files organised and your desk free of clutter and any mess. Having a few personal items on your desktop can help relieve stress and create an environment that you want to be in each day, and this will have a positive impact on your colleague’s perception of you in a work environment.
Don’t Burn Bridges
If the time has come for you to expand your career in another role at a different company, one of the most important things is to ensure you do not burn bridges with previous employers. Remain friendly through the course of your leave, and keep in contact with colleagues, you never know when you will need them and you don’t want a leave on bad terms to come back to haunt you further down the line.
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