2020 marks the start of a new decade, surely now is a fantastic time to set new career goals to ensure a prosperous start to the year.
One Harvard study found that people who set goals are 10 times more likely to succeed than those who did not.
However did you know that one research study showed the 92% of people did not achieve their new year goals and that 25% would give up in the first week. So how can you set goals and actually achieve them? Take a look at our top 5 tips:
1. Decide on your career goals and how you can achieve them
Decide on your long term career goals, where do you want to be in the next 1, 5 or 10 years? Determine how exactly you can achieve them, what do you need to do to reach your aim? You will most likely need to set small goals in order to create a path to your ultimate goal.
2. Write your goals down
The same Harvard research study as mentioned above also showed that those who wrote down their goals were 3 times more likely to achieve them than those who didn’t. Write your goals down somewhere visible and tick them off when you achieve them.
3. Be proactive
If you have decided that a new role at a new company is the right route for you then you need to be proactive, start to use job boards and recruiters to help you find that new start.
If you use a recruiter that is specialised to your industry or skill set then they can give you the latest information on your job market. They will also be able to prepare you for upcoming interviews knowing what your potential employer is looking for and give valuable feedback.
5. Learn and develop as a professional
In order to attain that promotion or new job then you need to push yourself out of your comfort zone, this means being willing to develop or learn new skills. Most new roles will require some level of learning, whether that is learning how to be a Manager or studying a new technique. Be willing to push yourself out of your comfort zone.
4. Don’t limit yourself
Finally, our top tip comes from the Recruiters at CK, it is essential to believe in yourself and don’t limit your abilities. Most employers can tell if someone really believes that they can be successful in a new role compared to those that are not. Confidence in your own abilities can help you get that promotion or new role.
Author: Lauren de Frece