With the New Year here, most people are probably planning their list of resolutions. Have you ever considered adding personal career development goals to your list? We're shared why you may want to.
Thinking about resolutions can be daunting and stressful, especially since we put a great deal of pressure on ourselves to stick to them. While you’re busy making your list, consider personal development as it pertains to your career. We have some ideas for you to think about!
5 Personal Career Development Goals for the New Year
1. Get to Know People Around You
If you work for a large organization, it might be challenging for you to meet everyone. You might recognize a name or face but have not yet had the chance to have a real conversation. Set a goal to introduce yourself to a new co-worker you don’t know yet. Even if you’re working from home, you can plan to meet over Zoom and have a virtual coffee together!
2. Revamp Your Wardrobe
Sometimes we fall into a slump and wear the same old clothes. If you’re feeling down on yourself, a new outfit could help. Dressing the part at work can help change your attitude which will help you get noticed - even if you're working from home. It may help to build your confidence, too.
3. Enroll in a Class
It’s never too late to learn so try finding a class in your field that will help you learn something new or keep you up to date on your area of expertise. Taking a class, whether in person or online, is a great way to meet new people in your line of work.
4. Practice Networking
Networking is a skill that can be extremely beneficial to your career. You can work on your networking skills by attending local Chamber of Commerce events and getting to know other professionals.
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5. Plan to be Early
It's a New Year, time for a fresh start - try to make it a plan to either arrive/login to work earlier – not just right on time. By getting up a bit earlier, you’ll avoid feeling rushed and your bosses will notice that you’re early and ready to work.