Date Created · Jan 30, 2019
Have you started fulfilling your 2019 resolutions yet? A new year offers new opportunities for a fresh start in the office. What can you do to kick this year off right? Here are 5 tips to help you get a good head-start in the work place this year.
Have you looked at the future of your company or the industry you belong in? Are more opportunities available abroad? Are there more chances for growth as freelancers over full-time employees? Now is the perfect time to start planning for next year and beyond. Be realistic when you consider what action you should take if your prospects are going downhill.
Even if you're not fond of setting career goals, make it a point to know where you are now and where you intend to be next year. Remember this: if you don't plan your direction, you’ll have a rough time getting there. If you are aiming for a promotion (or new career) next year, plan how you're going to make it happen by setting bite-sized short term goals to set your course in achieving your long term goal.
They say having the right connections is the best way to get a job; you may want to take that advice seriously. A good way to make a strong network is by joining a professional organization. Though some organizations may charge membership fees, the benefits you get by making connections as well as the things you will learn are worth your money.
Having contacts from the industry you aim to be in helps increase your credibility making you more “hireable”. These are some of the reasons why you should make it a point to expand your network. The more people you know, who like and trust you and think you are a capable worker, the better are your chances of finding and landing new opportunities this year.
Make a list of your accomplishments. Take note of what you've done and update your resume or online profile to highlight them. Keep in mind that having a ready cache of the things you’ve accomplished will be of great help when you ask for a raise or a promotion if you decide to stay, or when it comes to answering interview questions if you decide to leave for greener pasture.
Simple lifestyle changes may bring positive results for you this year. In order to form a habit, you must commit yourself and be consistent for at least 21 days. Make small changes to your everyday life that will help you live healthier. This may include giving up soft drinks, committing to do more physical activities and exercise. Remember to include vitamin C to your diet. Food such as fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin C which acts as potent anti-oxidant that helps reduce the effects of stress. For better immunity take FERN-C daily. It contains sodium ascorbate, the non-acidic form of vitamin C which gives you the same benefits but is friendlier to the tummy.
One of the reasons why some people fail to accomplish their resolutions early on is because they feel overwhelmed. Don’t look at these resolutions as a race where you have sprint in order to win — think of it as a marathon, because it will take lots of patience and endurance to reach your goals.