5 Important Career Resolutions For 2017

December 6, 2016

Career Advice

3660613389_fb4efc9099_zYour list of personal goals for 2017 may be long, but how many of them are focused on your career? Just like in life, you career can be drastically improved with a few small changes. The following goals are manageable but not meager. Which one tops your list?

  1. Update your resume and LinkedIn.
    The end of the year is a great time to add a bullet point to your resume, update your job title, or change your profile photo. If you don’t keep track of your achievements–annually at the very least!–it’s too easy for important details to slip through the cracks.
  2. Make new connections.
    Expand your network in both the online and offline worlds. Add the folks you’ve met over the past year as LinkedIn connections and then research upcoming local events or conferences that can help you expand your network further in the new year. Here are some networking tips that will help you even if you can’t stand the word.
  3. Expand your role.
    Make it a goal to take on a new project, join a new team, or raise your hand for something new. When you expand your role, you meet new people, learn new things, and potentially increase your chance for promotion.
  4. Learn how to delegate better.
    Analyze both your work life and your personal life (think laundry, cleaning, cooking, grocery shopping, etc.) and see how you can better manage your daily workload. While it may cost more to, for example, order your groceries online, the time it saves may be worth your money. At work, don’t be afraid to ask for help or trust others to do their part fully and completely if you have micromanager tendencies.
  5. Get a career mentor.
    You’re never too experienced–or inexperienced–for a mentor. We’ve covered how to find a career mentor and the various reasons why it’s great for your career. You can also consider becoming a mentor for someone else.

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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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