New Year’s Resolutions That Will Help Your Career

January 1, 2013

Career Advice

FireworksLose weight. Eat right. Read more. Complain less. The same New Year’s resolutions get repeated every year. But it’s time to make a change. We promise you these next resolutions will help your career grow – which should be motivation enough to stick with them!

Get Organized
We live a digital world so a clean inbox is priority number one. Tell yourself that your work day can’t end until your inbox gets down to zero. From there — as far as being organized goes — its up to you to decide if you prefer digital or paper.  A to do list and a daily planner can be great, but only if you stick with them and update them regularly. Find what works best for you – whether it’s an app, a notebook, or a tablet.

Embrace Less Stress
You’ll never have a stress-free life, but you can take steps toward a better work-life balance. You’ll feel more refreshed, motivated, and positive if you dedicate time away from the office. Whether it’s time spent at the gym, time spent with family, or time spent with a hobby, schedule it in as a mandatory decompression portion of your day.

Develop Communication Skills
From public speaking to writing to networking, communication is the number one way you’ll find success in your career. Join or start a Toastmasters group over the lunch hour at work (even if public speaking horrifies you). Be more aware of the frequency and lengths of the emails you send. Attend at least one networking event before spring rolls around. (Networking is so important!) Set small goals and you’ll see a return on your investment.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks, where we’ll break down how to make these resolutions come true.

Image by Chris.

About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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