At a point like this, a new year, there will be few questions that will linger in the minds of every career person. Career management is a must if you expect to have a happy career life from your efforts put into working hours. Profitable steps to take towards successful career growth and how to make these steps yield fruitful results should be considered while making your new year’s resolution career-wise. Below are very interesting steps to take while you resolute.
1. Career Development
Being able to streamline your abilities and peculiarities as a person and then understanding how much it should determine your career is something people see as irrelevant in this dispensation. Well not to blame anyone, the country and its narrative of getting any job do not help at all. But nonetheless, these are few tips on how to develop your career in the New Year. Identifying your career options and know what works for you by examining your interest and skill as a person would do well. Also, Prioritize and come to a comprise with your top skills, make your comparison afterward and weigh the chances of actualization.
Then finally, make your choice and set your goals. Create a list of your set out goals and strike them down simultaneously.
2. Accept Criticism
Learning to accept criticism should not be seen as belittling yourself, personally I see it as a skill on its own, why? Because no one is above mistakes. Although it can be painful, criticism makes one only do better, by picking up those things said and putting in efforts to make your workplace/ assignments stand out. In this New Year learn to accept criticisms and forge right ahead with a great start.
3. Negotiate a Raise
The New Year is a perfect time to recognize your values and set a standard for yourself by taking your career more seriously. It is a good time also to negotiate a raise if you’ve probably been avoiding such conversation with your employer. You do not want to start this year on maybes or what-ifs, as you have set a goal for personally, you should see through to it that your deadline is met and achieving these goals matter a great deal to you.
4. Make Your Health a Priority
We do not want to be breaking down on the job and this includes going to sleep early, getting proper rest, proper intake of water and also reducing intake of carbonated drinks, reducing your intake of alcohol, eating right like adding vegetables to your menu without junks and exercising without necessarily beating yourself to it; you know.
5. Do More Networking
Yes, we know how having a LinkedIn account can be very helpful and as such, you cannot get all relaxed just because of that. Continuous work around the clock to getting new connections is very important. Start conversations, grow your professional network and these can help you with more knowledge, and also help you gain more skill and keep right ahead of your colleagues. You never know when your company might be in need of information but then you already have it at your disposal just by improving on your interpersonal skill.
6. Learn a New Skill/ Start a Business
As much as giving your best to your job is really great, and doing that job of yours gives you so much joy and happiness, it will be a good idea to learn a new skill. One can further their expertise by taking a course in your field of work to better reasoning experiences and also put you above your counterparts. Do you want to sharpen your art of public speaking? Learn a new language to better your chances out there? This New Year comes with such an opportunity to channel your energy in bettering yourself. Starting a business can also come in handy, you do not want to focus on just one source of income, draw up that business plan and implement it.
7. Celebrate Your Success
Above all else, you should look back or before you and see how far you have come. In this New Year appreciating your hard work from the past and seeing how all your efforts brought you thus far will be beautiful, as you forge into this New Year set an open mind to improve on points where you missed out and set a pace for this New Year.
Finally, as you resolute for the New Year in your career path, let your joy be of utmost importance. Loving what you do as regards your job goes a very long way as this will bring the essence of your knowledge gathered and be utilized. Work healthy, live happily.