Regardless of your current professional situation–employed or searching for a job–the New Year is a great time to assess your goals for your future. As you look into 2019 and consider your long- and short-term executive career goals, keep in mind that you are your greatest asset.
Therefore, your goals should reflect an investment in yourself. Then, take those goals and create actionable steps to achieve them.
Use these tips to inform your goals to manage your executive career in 2019:
Boost Your Resume: Your resume is a document that should always be ready. You never know when an amazing opportunity may arise. It would be unfortunate to miss out simply because you are unprepared.
Therefore, a goal of 2019 should be to have your resume ready to go at a moment’s notice. Additionally, keeping your resume updated with your STAR stories will ensure that you are ready to present yourself in the best light if an opportunity suddenly arises.
Utilize LinkedIn: LinkedIn is the perfect platform to build and boost your brand, and it’s relatively easy to make your LinkedIn profile stand out. Use this resource to tell people who you are, communicate your values, and connect in a mutually beneficial relationship with people in your network. If you’re not using LinkedIn you may be missing out on incredible opportunities, so make 2019 the year you get the most out this powerful professional tool.
Network: Networking is imperative to the success and growth of your career. It is critical to the success of your career that you foster professional relationships with people in your field. I can’t say this enough: networking is the best way to manage and grow your executive career. Make 2019 the year of building your network and mastering authentic networking to manage your executive career.Your resume is a document that should always be ready. You never know when an amazing opportunity may arise. It would be unfortunate to miss out simply because you are unprepared. Click To Tweet
Reflect: The New Year is a great time to reflect on where you are and assess where you want to go. Therefore, this is the time to consider if your current position is the place you’re supposed to be. If not, maybe 2019 is the year you think about making a career change. There is no shame in recognizing that your current position is not where you see yourself in the future and making a calculated, strategic change to accomplish your goals.
Make 2019 the year you focus on YOU to build your executive career. Investing your time to build a strong and current resume, LinkedIn profile, and network will prove to be time well-spent and allow you to stand out above the rest when career-changing professional opportunities emerge.