When you look at the year ahead, what do you want to focus on: career advancement, professional development, or maybe, more work/life balance?
Build your success by breaking your goals into manageable steps. Begin by determining one thing you can do to propel your career forward and meet your goals this year.
Some suggestions to get you started, include:
Be Mentored by an Outstanding Leader: One of the best strategies to advance your career is to have a great mentor. Who’s Your Mentor? provides suggestions to make this happen.
Ask for Special Projects to Raise your Profile: Successful executives will tell you that it’s not about always playing it safe and doing what you know you are good at, but also stepping up and taking on challenging assignments.
Clean Up your Office: This strategy is impactful! Your office says everything about you and your ability to expand in your role, take on new challenges and projects. If your office is messy and chaotic, the impression is you are too busy, disorganized, overwhelmed, or even, scattered. Clear out the clutter – make room for great new opportunities in this New Year.
Build an Accomplishment-rich Resume: Have an updated resume in your back pocket – ready for that amazing opportunity that pops up. Need help? Connect for a Complimentary Resume Critique to get started.
Fine-tune your Communication Skills: Make it a priority to improve your public speaking skills or confidence dealing with difficult conversations. Connect with an excellent communications coach, take a conflict management course, or attend Toastmasters to hone your communication skills.
Make it a Priority to Manage your Work/Life Balance: Are you overly invested in your work at the expense of your family or your health? Start the year right by getting in touch with what’s really important to you, then develop strategies to attain your ideal balance. One key indicator of the lack of balance is your job performance. Check out: Stress: How is it impacting your job performance to keep yourself on track.
Don’t do it Alone: Discuss your goals with your manager (if targeting internal opportunities), your mentor, and your network. Solicit their support and tactics to help you advance your career. An Executive Career Coach can also help pave the way through providing strategies to overcome roadblocks and obstacles.
Wishing you much career success in the year ahead!
Certified Executive Coach & Internationally Certified Career Management Professional
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Wishing you much career success!
Joanne Loberg Certified Executive Coach & Internationally Certified Career Management Professional
JL Careers Inc