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Where Will You Take Your Career in 2013


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It’s that time of year again – to reflect on the year behind you and plan the year ahead. Many people are looking to move their career forward, but without a strategy or ongoing momentum, it can be difficult. How can you ensure that you achieve your work goals and progress in your career over the coming year?

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Where Will You Take Your Career in 2013

  1. 1. Where will you take your career in 2013? from
  2. 2. Planning the yearaheadIt’s that time of year again – to reflect on theyear behind you and plan the year ahead.Many people are looking to move their careerforward, but it can be difficult.How can you ensure that you achieve yourwork goals and progress your career over thecoming year?
  3. 3. Identify what you wantFind time to focus and think clearly about whatyou want. Make sure you block out a goodchunk of time for reflection to energise andrealign you to your goals.Tip:• Visit a place you find inspiring, away from thehustle and bustle of your daily life.• Take time to be alone to gain perspective andfocus on what you really want.
  4. 4. Reflect on yoursuccessTake stock of your achievements. Remindyourself of your values and understand yourcompetencies. This will allow you to moveforward and reassure yourself that you areheading in the right direction.Tip:• Ask a friend, colleague or career coach tohelp you analyse what skills have contributedto your success.
  5. 5. Define your objectivesBe courageous by admitting to yourself what youreally want from your career.Tip:• Write goals that are SMART:specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound.
  6. 6. Strategise for developmentIdentify the actions you need to undertake to reachyour milestones and map them out like a corporatestrategy.Tip:• Share this plan to others and let them know how theycan support you. Will your employer pay for a trainingcourse? Can your manager offer you flexible workinghours to accommodate the course?
  7. 7. Spread your resolutionsoutSpace your goals out over the year – don’t expect towake up transformed on January 1st.It’s much easier to see what you want to do right awaythan to plan what you want to achieve in 6 months toa year.Create a long-term plan to keep you on track and helpyou achieve all your goals, not just some.
  8. 8. Write your plans downTransfer your goals into your Outlookcalendar or diary as individual tasks.This will allow you to keep your goalsin mind and in motion throughout theyear, and constantly refer to them.
  9. 9. Review regularlyIf you reassess your resolutions throughout theyear, you will feel more in control of them.Schedule in review time each week, so you cantrack your progress on each task and identifywhat the next step will be.The small successes will ultimately help youreach your goal.
  10. 10. Tell peopleLet your loved ones or colleagues know that you wantto achieve a goal by a certain date.You’ll work harder since they’ll make you feelaccountable, and the support of your network willpush you forward.
  11. 11. Realise the power of yourvisionSeeing your goals happen will help youbelieve they’re achievable.Create a vision for each of yourresolutions, and think about them regularly.The more you envision your success, themore likely it will come true.
  12. 12. For more tips… … on how to plan your career, as well as the latest human resource jobs visit: