The start of a new year is the perfect time to refresh your career. Whether you’re looking to progress and develop your professional education or you’re looking to move into a new industry, here are some tips to help you achieve your career goals in 2023.
1. Reflect on the past year
Reflecting on the previous year and highlighting your strengths and weaknesses is a positive way to inform your plan for the next 12 months. Taking into consideration moments of pride and hard work can be beneficial in defining your new goals.
Take a look back over your skillset and create an inventory of what skills you have found most useful, what skills you are lacking and how you can improve these in 2023.
Conducting your own research around your career/industry is essential. Finding out about potential routes and learning experiences that could help progress your career are also important for planning how to achieve your career goals.
3. Create a plan
As well as detailing specific steps on how to reach your goals, dedicate specific time frames to these too. Breaking down your yearly goal into smaller milestones can help manage your progression and ensure you continue to tick off tasks throughout the year that help you reach your goal. It may also be a good idea to discuss your career plans with your employer to see if they can help you achieve your aim.
4. Be productive and disciplined
Once you have set out your plan, staying focused and disciplined are key to elevating your career. Make sure you continuously visit your plan to make sure you’re staying on track and to add any additional thoughts, ideas and opportunities along the way.
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