New Year’s Resolutions to Enhance Your Career

The beginning of a new year is seen as a fresh new start, it kicks us into action and encourages us to set goals of what we want to achieve for the year ahead.

For many people, returning to work after the Christmas period can prove difficult and be a time of dread. If you really dislike your job, NOW is the perfect time to set some career related goals to help boost your productivity;

Network more

You never know where your next job role may come from. Never stop making connections as they have great potential to introduce you to new people, organisations and opportunities. Attending networking events, seminars and workshops will allow you to socialise and interact with like-minded people within your industry. By expanding your professional network, the more likely you are to succeed in your job search.

Get a job doing what you love

This could be your year to begin your journey to career success and landing your dream job. Who do you want to be? Where do you want to be? What do you want to be doing? Ask yourself these questions, set yourself goals and create a plan.

Get a promotion

If you’re happy at the company you’re working at, but want more out of your role set yourself a goal of getting that promotion. It’s not going to happen by sitting back and doing nothing, you need to prove that you deserve more responsibility and demonstrate your worth. Talk to your manager and find out what the next step in your career could be and work out the necessary steps to get there!

Improve your CV

Book yourself a CV makeover! Keep it up to date with all new skills and relevant job history. Potential employers often question gaps in your work history so be prepared to explain what you have been doing with your time. Grammatical errors and badly written CVs can be your downfall so check, check again and get someone else to check for you…..and don’t forget to customise your CV and cover letter to suit each job role.

Continue to learn

Whilst you are looking for your next position spend this time wisely by brushing up and improving your skills and knowledge. There are plenty of resources and opportunities available to help you build on your skill set, including online learning and local colleges and courses. By constantly bettering yourself you are not only one step closer to getting that dream job, but you are also showing potential employers your determination and drive to succeed.

If you are looking for a new role why not get in touch with Stream today, we can help make your goals become a reality and find you the perfect job.

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