There’s no time like the start of a new year for you to go into a panic and decide ‘new year, new me!’. Resolutions, dreams and schemes are in full swing and the prospect of a better future is on everyone and his dog’s mind. Then of course, there are the cynics and the nay-sayers who refuse to make a new year’s resolution because they will undoubtedly not deliver on their promises. At BBR we think the end of the year is a brilliant time to reflect and reassess both personally and on a career-level too!
Is your career where you want it to be?
Whether you’ve just left University or you’re considering retirement, think about where you are and whether you’re happy with that position. Can you change it if you’re not entirely comfortable with your career at this time?
What do you really want?
The key to this question is to stay true to your dreams but remain realistic. Rather than planning to achieve your ultimate goal in the next year, build a foundation, lay some bricks and take it slowly. Your career is a marathon, not a sprint and you will find the quality of your achievements will be greater if you plan with care and don’t rush through your ideas.
Don’t tell anyone
Posting your New Year’s resolutions on Facebook might be fun but it increases the pressure of proving yourself and when you can’t stand the heat, you gotta get out of the kitchen! Keep your plans to yourself and this will motivate you to achieve great things without the feeling that people are watching your progress.
December is a great time to apply for jobs
Like we said in our last blog post, the jobs are still there to apply for at the end of the year, people just aren’t as motivated. Employed job seekers tend to stay put over the expensive Christmas period, while others begin to wind down for a few weeks over the festive season. Now is a great time to get ahead of the game and begin your New Year resolutions early! Find our tips here.
Has 2015 been the journey you were expecting and have you come out the other side a better person? Have you completed the goals you assigned to yourself and what are your aspirations for 2016? Spend some time over the Christmas period considering the last 12 months and how you can improve not only your own life, but those around you in the coming year.