With 2019 behind us and 2020 ramping up, this is the perfect time to take stock, consider what is important to you and then set new career goals that will empower you for success at work.  Here are a few simple steps you can follow to get you going.

  1. Decide on your career goals and how you can achieve them

Remember goals come in all shapes and sizes. Yearly goals are great, but they are just one option. There are also weekly and monthly goals, and thinking bigger, even a five-year plan. Determine how exactly you can achieve them; what do you need to do to reach your aim?

  1. Write your goals down

A recent study has found that If you write down your career goals you are 3 times more likely to achieve them. Write your goals down somewhere visible, on your smartphone, laptop or around your workspace. It’ll help you stay strong and focused, and ticking them off when you achieve them will be empowering.

  1. Be proactive

If you’ve decided that a 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, prepare you for upcoming interviews knowing what your potential employer is looking for and provide valuable feedback.

  1. 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 so be open to pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.

  1. Don’t limit yourself

Finally, our top tip. It’s 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. Confidence in your own abilities can help you get that promotion or new role.

So 2020, here you come. With a little adjustment and a lot of ambition, you can meet your career goals.

Aldrich & Company