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Many of us will resolve to do a lot of things in 2018. Some will vow to eat healthier, some to stop smoking, and others to be more organized - while many will pledge to land a new job, get a promotion, or earn more money.

New Year's resolutions tend to be reactions to things we want to change in our lives. Creating an actual plan will help you stick to your career-related goals for the year. To increase the probability of sticking to your resolutions, prioritize your list and don't take on too much all at once.

The following are some of the most popular career-related resolutions that can have a positive impact on your career:

1. Get a raise or promotion

2. Reduce stress

3. Be more organized

4. Quit your job / get a new job

5. Improve your work-life balance

6. Network more effectively

7. Improve your relationship with your boss and co-workers

8. Develop your communication skills

9. Get a degree

10. Be better with responding to e-mail and voice messages

11. Have a better attitude

Unfortunately, most people fail to follow through on New Year's resolutions and give up on them by February. But if you really want to achieve a goal, the best thing to do is get clear on the outcomes you want and what it takes to achieve them. Prioritize your resolutions and consider tackling only a few in the first few months. Then assess your progress regularly and determine if you need to continue to focus on a few goals or if you are ready to add a few more to your list.

Stick to the plan and don't give up - the results will be well worth it!1

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