New Year’s Day has come and gone. As we’re coming up on Spring, now is a good time to make some decisions and resolutions about your career going forward. As one of Tempe’s trusted employment agencies, we’re here to help. Here’s a look at a few different resolutions to consider, so you can recharge your career and take it to new heights:
Perform a check-up.
Just as you go to the doctor’s each year for a physical, it’s important to perform an annual check-up on your career. This is where you do a review of your career over the past year or so and analyze the good, the bad and the ugly. It’s also important to look at where you are now and where you’d like to be in the future. Then ask yourself: what steps do I need to take to achieve my career goals?
Update your LinkedIn profile.
Even if you aren’t necessarily looking for a new job, it’s still important to present a polished image online. So make sure you have a professional headshot on LinkedIn and that your profile reflects your most recent work history and accomplishments. Also, reach out to your network for recommendations to further strengthen your profile.
Aim to network more.
If you are looking for a new job in 2018, then it’s critically important that you start networking now. Most new jobs are found and secured through referrals, not through the big job boards. So the bigger and higher quality your network, the better your chances are of landing a new opportunity.
Learn a new skill.
Whether you want to get ahead with your current employer, or make yourself more marketable to a new one, it’s important that you’re always learning and acquiring new skills. You can do this in any number of ways, from committing to reading one industry book per month to enrolling in a certification course or attending an industry seminar.
Volunteer for a stretch assignment.
If you really want to take your career up a notch, then volunteer for additional work or for a stretch assignment. This will not only help you learn, grow and acquire new skills, but it will look great on your resume in your next job search.
Ask for more feedback.
You might hate feedback from your boss. But the more you know about where you stand, the better your chances are for improving. So go ahead and be brave, taking the initiative and asking your boss for more insight on your performance.
Maintain a better work life balance.
A healthy life is all about balance. So if you were stretched too thin in 2017, aim to improve your lifestyle in 2018. Whether it’s adding in exercising to your weekly schedule, or trying not to check emails during the weekends is up to you. Just aim to make some healthy changes in your life in the months ahead.
Is a new job on your list of resolutions for 2018?
If it is, let PrideStaff help. As one of Tempe’s leading employment agencies, we can connect you with top jobs and top employers throughout the area. Contact PrideStaff today to learn more about how we can help you.