IMPROVE FOR THE FUTURE
A NEW year is typically a time people reassess their lifestyle and make changes.
It’s a time to make changes, set goals and make resolutions that will make this year better than the last.
While health and fitness goals are usually at the top of most people’s resolutions, there is a growing trend for people to reassess their career goals with the start of a new calendar year.
Often, it’s a time where people reflect on the year that has passed and realise that their current career is no longer serving them.
Before beginning the job search, there are a few things to consider:
• Set some goals and determine where you want to be in five years, and what career satisfaction looks like for you.
If you want to make this year the one you start achieving your career goals, you need to think carefully about what it is that you really you want.
The first and most crucial step is to dedicate time to really think about what you want to do.
If you need a little help getting the ball rolling, consider:
– What you wanted to be when you grew up
– What you loved to do as a child, or something you wish you had more time for as an adult
– What you would do if money wasn’t an issue
– Industries and careers you often find yourself reading and thinking about • Upskilling Instead of giving up sugar or setting the task of training twice daily this year, why not make a new year’s resolution that will benefit you long after the month of January.
Because we all know healthrelated goals have a tendency to fizzle.
Commit to upskilling your way into your new role.
Enrol in a relevant, full-time or part-time course that will teach you the tools of the trade.
Seek out an internship or volunteer position that will give you real world experience and insight.
• Update your CV and LinkedIn profile
This one is a no-brainer, but we often underestimate the impact our CV and LinkedIn profiles have on landing a new role.
It’s a good idea to have someone look over your CV and profile to search for errors that potential employers may pick up on.