It’s hard to believe that we are entering the final days of the year. We hope that everyone is able to celebrate the holiday season with the people you love and enjoy some rest and relaxation. The team at Resumes with Results would like to wish you Happy Holidays and thank you for your continued support this last year.
As we begin to reflect on the year and look forward to a fresh start, we thought we would take this opportunity to talk about some tips to help you thrive in 2024.
Invest in yourself
Often, we get so caught up in the needs and wants of others that we put ourselves on the backburner. Use the new year to invest in yourself and your career. Perhaps you would like to go back to school, take an online course, or pursue advancement options in your current workplace. There are a plethora of books and podcasts related to your specific industry, which is an excellent and affordable way to improve or learn new skills.
While investing time into yourself, remember the importance of self-care as well. Prioritize the things in life that bring you joy and try to find more time to focus on those aspects. The happier and less stressed you are, the more you will be able to give to your current role or perhaps a new venture.
Expand your network
This year, step outside of your comfort zone and meet new people. Plan to attend networking events where you will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals who share similar goals and values. It is also key to continue to put time and effort into your current professional relationships. If there is someone who you have been meaning to meet up with, give them a call and set up a coffee or lunch date.
Also, don’t neglect your LinkedIn profile! If you haven’t taken the time to update and ensure all your information is current, now is the time to do so. Offer a recommendation or endorsement to colleagues, interact with your connections, engage in content that you find interesting, and share valuable knowledge on your own platform.
Set realistic goals
What do you want to accomplish this year? Rather than simply thinking about what you want to do, write down your goals and plan how you will achieve them. Remember to set attainable goals and hold yourself accountable so that you don’t get frustrated. Check in with your goal progress regularly to assess what has been successful and areas for improvement.
If you have been considering shifting careers or pursuing another job opportunity, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and explore your options. If you are planning on a professional change, ensure that your resume is up to date, or consider speaking to our team about how we can help craft a skills-based resume.
Career success is an ever changing, always evolving, and lifelong journey! Being proactive and adaptable to change along the way will help ensure you reach your goals in 2024. If you have questions about your resume, or your job search, we are here to help.