At the beginning of every year, millions of everyday citizens decide to take on the world with New Year’s resolutions. There’s something about a brand new year that gets people thinking about ways in which they can self-improve in terms of their personal and professional lives. A career change may be at the heart of your resolutions this year, so why not make this a breakthrough year?
Read on to learn some ways to re-ignite the flame of your career going into 2012.
- Identify a new skill. If you’ve been feeling that “itch” to try a new career, perhaps it’s because deep down inside you know you have a talent that has not been tapped into yet. Maybe there’s an interest you’ve had since childhood you haven’t been able to explore, or a recently recovered gift you have to share? Now is the time to take some personality tests and discover these skills to see how they relate to a different career path.
- Educate yourself. Once you have figured out some new skills and aptitudes you possess, it’s time to get some education to use them well. Consider the advantages of taking classes online, or snap up some community education courses right in your own neighborhood. Knowledge is the best investment you can make in your career, and it translates into a more rewarding professional life for you, so get started now.
- Network more. If you want to launch yourself in a good way, one of the most powerful ways to do this is by becoming more socially involved. Get in touch with others in your new industry by joining business networking groups. Join online industry forums and social networks. Get your profiles updated with new information about what you are looking for in terms of your new career. It’s all about being in the right place at the right time.
- Set bigger goals. Want to really soar this year in your career? Try setting your achievement bar a little higher. By thinking ahead to what you really want to accomplish, you can begin to see the bigger picture about where your career is headed. This will be your source of motivation as the year progresses. Then outline the steps that will help you reach your goals every week. Fairly soon, you’ll reach the summit of the highest mountain peak and be ready to accept your goal as a reality.
Get ready to launch your new career in 2012 when you attend an upcoming Dale Carnegie online workshop Creating and Achieving Breakthrough Goals