New Year Career Goals

A New Year is viewed by many as a time for change, the chance of a fresh start. Alongside the detox, gym membership, resolution to learn a new language, or plans to run that marathon, have you considered your career aspirations and goals for 2020?

If you’re thinking about a career change at this time of the year then you are probably not alone. With so many having this thought, what is the best way for you to achieve your goals?

At Adjacency we believe the key to meeting your career aspirations in 2020 is setting out well researched and measurable goals. For the best chance of success choose resolutions that are measurable. Some thoughts for consideration…

  1. Reflect on the previous year. Honestly is key to success here; what went well? What needs to be improved? Did you meet your goals last year and if not, what were the obstacles that stood in your way? 
  2. Research. Know your skill set, what are your strengths and skills would you like to develop…no one knows you better than you! Information is key, know the market, understand what is valuable within your chosen industry, understand what your desired employer is looking for and how you need to adapt, be it personal style or relevant experience.
  3. Prioritise, consider breaking large goals into smaller goals and deadlines. Make sure the objective isn’t too vague, the ultimate goal may be a promotion but what you should be thinking about is how you are going to achieve it and the steps to get you there.
  4. Planning is key, too often resolutions are short sighted. The most successful people know where they plan to be in a year, and there is almost certainly a plan to get them there. Again think about the bigger picture, where you want to be in the next 3-5 years and what are the steps that will get you there.

At Adjacency we understand your goals may not simply be about promotions or change of employer. When thinking about your career in 2020 it may be changing your work/life balance, staying healthier at work, taking more time for your mental health, learning a new skill, creating a better network or simply updating your CV.

Whatever your plans are for 2020, we welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge and experience, to help you meet your aspirations.

Contact us on; Cheltenham 01242 226971 or Exeter 01392 357569

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