A new year means a fresh start and lots of possibilities for your career! So as 2018 approaches—don’t sit back. Be proactive and make plans to have your best year yet.
Five Ways to Rock Your Career in 2018
Follow these tips from one of the top temp agencies in Atlanta, Georgia—Happy Faces Personnel Group—and get set to launch your career forward in the New Year:
Write Your One-Year and Five-Year Plans
If you haven’t already, take some time to think about what you want from your future career. Don’t be afraid to dream big! Jot down your goals for yourself—what you want to achieve within one year, and those that may take up to five years. Then, break your goals down into actionable steps. It doesn’t matter how small a step is, just that it’s achievable. Set deadlines for when you’ll achieve each step and cross steps off as you complete them. Progress is a great motivator!
Contact a Recruiter
If you’re looking for a new job or even if you aren’t, it’s always a good time to start building a relationship with a recruiter. Why? He or she can keep you mind in case something comes up for which you’re perfectly qualified. Plus, when it comes time to look around for something new, you’ll be one step ahead—ready to work with your recruiter for your next job.
Learn a New Skill
Research the qualifications required for jobs similar to yours (or a step or two above yours) by searching websites such as monster.com and reading job descriptions. Do you have all the qualifications you need to advance? If not, make plans to take a class or training to acquire a new skill in 2018.
Take Up a New Hobby
Trying different things forces your mind to think in new ways, and you may uncover interests you never knew you had. And these can give you clues for what you might like to do differently in your career. This includes listening to new music, visiting new places, meeting new people, and more! You never know where your career may lead you, and by taking the opportunity to branch out, you may find a completely new path for yourself.
Work Your Network
It’s inspiring to talk with others in your field! Make plans to attend a networking event, or simply reach out to those you know and make plans to have lunch or grab coffee. Seeing what others are up to can give you ideas about your own career, plus it can be a great way to boost your energy!
Are You Ready?
The New Year will be here before you know it, so get ready to take the future of your career into your own hands. And if you feel you need guidance, just contact Happy Faces Personnel Group. We work with candidates for positions in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, and we’re looking for you. To learn more and take the next step towards the future of your career, contact us today!