Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year's Resolutions to Improve Your Work Life



With the close of another year comes the desire to make a change. It is an innate character trait we all have that drives us to improve and continue to get better. For the new year, what better place to implement a New Year's resolution than your career? Whether you are the CEO of a fortune 500 company, or an entry level social media manager at a lower tier marketing company, there are always areas to improve to make yourself a better employee which will only serve to improve your career.

Are you the big dog at the office, or at least in charge of a group of people at your positon? Learn how to delegate tasks out to those working underneath you.  For one, this will stress off you and allow you to perform better on a small amount of tasks rather than mediocre on a large amount of tasks. Secondly, delegating more tasks out to your employees will give them a greater sense of responsibility and can in turn, improve their work performance. Keeping everything organized for yourself and these employees will also make your life a million times more manageable.

 

Let's say you are not the person running the show, and instead are the employee turning out task after task to help improve your company.  There are still plenty of areas where you can improve to make yourself a harder worker and further your career.  One of the biggest things you can do for your career is learning the type of skills that are currently sought after highly in the job market and setting out to master those tasks. Whether they are applicable at your current job, or they can help give a boost to your resume when you are out looking for your next position, learning new tasks that are in demand will entice employers to hire and retain you for years to come.

Another important thing you can do for your career that is often overlooked is going out and making a real effort in networking. Making connections in your field of work will typically carry you farther than you could ever imagine. Sadly, the phrase "it is not what you know, but who you know" is one that is all too common and applicable in today's workforce. This can also work to your advantage however, if you make a conscious decision to go out and network and make real life connections that will further your career.

Follow these tips to make 2015 the biggest year of your career.  Land that dream job or get the promotion you have been working years towards. Little things today can pay off huge dividends in the end. Do you have any other suggestions? Let us know in the comments!
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