It’s the time for career look backs, career predictions and career resolutions. But there is none as important as your career resolution for the year ahead. As you take a step back to think about what you will do differently in 2013, a few thoughts to take you ahead:
Keep a career perspective, not just a job perspective. When you go in to work and excel at your job every day, it’s easy to lose focus on your career. What can you do to make that all-important difference – not just at work but to your career?
Look for chances, not at economic growth rates. 2012 showed us there are pockets of opportunity in every market. Keep an ‘opportunity mindset’: a strong & clear understanding of your strengths or a personal SWOT that can help you identify and capitalise on new opportunities.
Challenge your limits – in terms of industry, geography, role… An interesting example is a candidate who regularly tracks jobs in her industry in different countries. She follows opportunities rather than targeting a specific country, as she believes that industry and the search for talent are global.
Revisit your up-skilling plan. Check how you did on your learning goals for 2012 and stay focused on widening your knowledge base, improving skills and adding new competencies & qualifications. The age of continuing education and continuous learning is here.
Fast forward to 2014. Look back on the year to see how your Resume has changed and what you would want to change in the year to come. A new designation, a different role or achievements in your current role? It’s time to start working on the bullet points you will add next year.
A very Happy New Year from all at Team HeadHonchos!
Chief Executive Officer | HeadHonchos