5 New Years Resolutions To Help Your Career

Start Networking Early

Start Networking Early

Once the festive season holidays are over, this is a perfect time to reach out to people and get the ball rolling on networking in the new year, simply by asking how their Christmas and New Year break was.

Then you can lead in to setting up lunches, etc, to get back in touch with colleagues and associates you might have been neglecting.

Get Your Online Presence In Order

Get Your Online Presence In Order

Start by updating your LinkedIn profile. From there, maintain a steady online presence and expand you online network.



Use The Morning

Use The Morning

Make a pact with yourself to take advantage of the morning. Make and achieve goals that get ticked in the first few hours, rather than simply cruising through until the coffee starts to really kick in. You'll get the day off on to the right foot and it will permeate through to the rest of the day.

Ask

Ask

It sounds so simple, doesn't it? But there's no point in sitting back and waiting for a promotion, and it's not like a new opportunity or even a new (better) job is simply going to find its way to you by way of magic. You have to ask. Make the new year the one where you start asking for what you want, and working towards what you want, so that you actually get it.



Make Sure You Keep Your Options Open

Make Sure You Keep Your Options Open

If you're happy where you are then you don't need to be constantly searching for a new job, but it is always a good idea to know what opportunities are around, if only so you can keep a grasp on what you're worth. And of course, you just never know what's around the corner - good or bad.