Last year, you might have promised yourself a lot of things –
you’d land that big interview, get that big raise, score that new
certification, revamp (NEED)
that old resume. You’d practice your speaking skills or tighten up your cover
letter. You’d find the job you were meant to have.
But now it’s 2015. Maybe you did some of those things, or
maybe you didn’t. But you know what?
Last year doesn’t matter.
Plenty of us make New Year’s resolutions, and plenty of us
fall off the wagon before the end of January. That’s why this year is going to
be different! This year, you’re going to make
those changes. You’re a year wiser, a year more energized, and you know just what
it’ll take to get those goals under control! Make this the Year of You by
tackling your challenges head-on:
You want a new job? Make your first goal quantifying all
your accomplishments at your current job. You want a promotion by the end of
the year? Find a mentor in your company now. Resolutions should never be one
big, sometime-in-the-future, general goal – break it down, give yourself
deadlines on the small things, and the big thing will snap into focus a lot
Prepare your resume
and cover letter
Even if you’re not actively looking for a new job, it’s
always a good idea to have something ready, just in case the perfect
opportunity arises. Check out our resume (NEED) and cover letter (NEED) tips to learn more.
It can be daunting to give yourself a full life makeover. So
don’t! The road to self-improvement can be as simple as making your bed in the
morning. Eat a healthy breakfast, drink an extra glass of water, walk a few
extra steps – aim to get one concrete, positive thing done first thing every morning,
and you might be surprised at how much easier it is to take on the rest of your
Just remember: Last year doesn’t define you. Your current
job doesn’t define you. You have all the resources you need to make 2015 the
best year yet. All you need to do… is start!