Happy New Year! Now that 2020 is upon us, people all over the world will be thinking about ways to change themselves and their lives for the better over the next 12 months.
However, those vows of self-improvement don't need to be restricted to the usual suspects: weight loss, quitting smoking, seeing the world. New year's resolutions can be just as important (and beneficial) in the workplace too. Take a look at these new year resolution ideas for work and see for yourself.
Workplace Goals for the New Year
To help you better yourself, enhance your professional development and increase your chances of scaling the career ladder, here are a handful of handy goals and achievable aspirations you can set yourself to ensure your success in the year to come.
Learn a New Skill
A critical component for continued development and workplace progression, learning new skills over the course of your professional journey can be your entryway to a better role.
Whatever you do for your profession, there are likely to be a myriad of new skills you can explore to help better your existing abilities and benefit your current role.
What's more, learning a new skill can also provide you with increased confidence which, in turn, can help lead to new opportunities.
Meanwhile, the fresh challenges can also provide your current job with a shot in the arm in terms of variety and provide a welcome change from the norm.
Gain a Qualification
Much like the last section, gaining a qualification can have a big impact on your value within a company and increase your standing amongst your peers dramatically.
Offering multiple skills makes you more valuable to your superiors and not only secures your position within the company even further but can also put you in line for a promotion.
While professional qualifications do typically cost money to attain, they can be well worth the investment and pay for themselves in spades down the line.
What's more, continuing your education as your career progresses shows other potential employers that you are still eager to learn and strive to be your very best.
Meanwhile, adding further qualifications to your existing skillset can improve your worth notably and open up financial opportunities both within your current employment and elsewhere.
Revamp Your CV
Keeping your CV up to date with key information is a task that very few of us do anywhere near as much as we should, especially those in long-term employment.
However, staying on top of your resume periodically is a great way to ensure you don't miss out important areas of information, such as key responsibilities, new qualifications and notable achievements.
Leaving your CV unattended for any length of time, it can be all too easy to neglect to include a training course or you've certificate attained along the way, particularly if you haven't applied for a job in some time.
Meanwhile, in addition to the information held within the document, the layout and presentation of your resume can also have a huge impact on your success rate, should you decide to apply for a job down the line.
Give your CV a facelift and play around with the layout to help give your CV a look that fits today's recruitment preferences and includes accurate, up-to-date info to provide substance to go with the style.
By the very definition of the word, networking is a great way to meet people and expand your professional circle outside of your immediate employment.
Connections made through networking events can prove pivotal down the line, with the ability to forge and strengthen business relationships, broker deals and even provide job opportunities.
Meanwhile, networking events are also a great way to keep on top of your industry and stay abreast of all the latest happenings within your professional sphere, along with who the key players and influential figures may be.
What's more, continued company and individual presence at industry networking events can help to establish both you and your company as key players within your field.
Conversely, non-attendance can have the opposite effect and leave you behind in the rat race, playing catch-up.
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