Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!

You hear so much about New Year's resolutions. You may think you need to eat healthier, start working out, take up a new hobby, or whatever it is you are trying to achieve. This is also an opportunistic time to look at your career: successes from 2016, your accomplishments and anything you might have done differently in looking back. Consider being introspective, think about what will make you successful in 2017... and even, what defines success to you in 2017? 

If you are in a corporate job, you are likely writing your self review now. I encourage you to take your self review seriously, rather than treat as a task you need to accomplish. If you are hoping to be promoted, take time to understand what roadblocks are in your way. Be honest with yourself if those roadblocks are something you control or not. Most people are surprised when they realize they are the one standing in the way of their own success. Are you lacking a skill needed to do your job well or get to the next level? Ask your manager for the resources or opportunity to gain that skill. Take control and manage your career because I guarantee you there is no better advocate for your career than you. 

Happy New Year! Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2017.

Kate Kibler
To learn more about career coaching, go to www.katekibler.com

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