2013 is on its way and now is the perfect time to begin thinking about your career goals for the New Year!
I know you may be overwhelmed with your current workload or just not that into the goal setting thing, but really, you need to take care of yourself professionally. You go to the gym, eat right, so why not get career-fit?!
In my post this week on US News & World Report’s On Careers, you’ll find five things you should be thinking about in order to better manage your career. Unknowingly, many of them were influenced by the book I’m reading, “The Start Up of You” by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn. (This would make a great gift for a college student or new graduate or even someone stuck in their career!)
Time is All it Takes
The thing about setting career goals is that it is going to require you invest some time each week, hey, kind of like going to the gym! 30 minutes a day or less will set you on your way to achieving greater things for yourself! Be sure you carve time out for your career development, otherwise…well, it isn’t going to happen.
Have Something to Talk About
Have you ever run into someone and found you can’t find anything in common to talk about, except the weather? One of you probably doesn’t have enough “conversational currency”, a term Keith Ferrazzi uses in his book “Never Eat Alone.” Read a lot! Keep up with your local news and current top authors. I am convinced that people who read a lot have many more interesting conversations!
Six Ways to Take Charge of Your Career in 2013
Now head on over to my On Career’s post and get the details on how to do these things!
Create a Rich Work Portfolio
Build Your Resiliency
Learn to Love Conflict
Teach Yourself Something