As the year 2016 passes away, bringing 2017 on its threshold, we all are set to make resolutions. Resolutions… now I guess, we are all accustomed to making them. And breaking them? Well, before you say, that resolutions are meant to be broken, may I add, that ‘know your rules well, before you break them.’
Making resolutions career wise may seem to be an overwhelming task for many. Everyone will agree to the fact that we all, primarily live for our careers. Hence, when it comes to the topic of career resolutions, getting sentimental is but obvious.
Fear helped no one, and so, keeping our apprehensions aside, let’s takes the plunge. Here’s presenting before you the 5 career resolutions you need to make for 2017. Read on…
Review your career– This is the prime and foremost thing you need to do. Do a general review. Take a thorough look of your achievements and your failures. If your job profile is highlighted with achievements, then buck up and well maintain it. And if there are failures, then try not to repeat them. Rectify them. Take some time off and contemplate about your pros and cons.
Keep your profile updated– Now, this may seem senseless, but the fact of the matter is this is in fact, necessary. You never know about the changes in the market. Someone may be head hunting, so try to keep yourself on par with the possible changes that may occur. Update yourself and increase your visibility on the net.
Enlarge your social network– This helps, career wise. It may seem pointless, but in fact it’s a necessary evil. Everyone knows that references work in most of the companies. You never know if there is an opening in some company and if you have the right contacts, the chances of your landing on a better job profile increases.
Improve your aptitude– Increasing your dexterity and adding on new skills helps a lot, professionally. In the ever changing market and the fast growing technical world, you don’t want be termed technically handicap and out-dated. Generically speaking.
Apprehension helped no one– Fortune favours the brave. Chuck up fear. Understand your limitations, but at the same time don’t be afraid to take challenges. Take up new projects and explore. ‘Try’; that’s the key word.
So, start the New Year on a high. You survived till now, you have another chance. A better chance to a be better you. Amen.