We all know that New Year’s Resolutions come and go, and we spend a lot more time making them than actually doing them. Instead of stressing over the whole situation, let’s try and use the energy of the New Year to reflect on what worked and didn’t work in the prior year, and then adjust your strategy to ensure that this year is better than ever.
One thing that everyone should do is take the time to assess their current job situation and identify new opportunities for career growth in the upcoming year.
So, what are our top suggestions for launching into 2020?
Reconnect with a (Masiello Employment) Recruiter
As soon as you are settled into the New Year, take a moment to reach out, touch base, and refresh your connection to our local recruiters. Explain your situation, your professional abilities, and your ideal job match. We can always use updated information and a refresher on your skills and current work situation, and your willingness to share proves you are passionate about yourself and your future – a trait employers typically admire. So, reach out!
Fine Tune Your Resume
Even if you aren’t actively looking for a new position, the new year is a perfect time to update your resume to reflect your goals and vision for the New Year. The very act of documenting your accomplishments on paper will inspire you to think more about your career and open your mind to the possibility of change. There is one truth in the job-seeking world; you never know when, or if, you’ll need that resume – until you do. Try and make your life easier by having an updated copy available – because you never know what opportunities may arise.
Show LinkedIn Some Love
Even if you aren’t a LinkedIn regular, it is still a terrific tool for you to keep your options open. Use your rock-solid new resume as a foundation and refresh your LinkedIn profile to keep yourself in the game. Need help? Contact someone from our recruiting team for advice and direction.
Network Like a Boss
Professional meetings can be a drag; we get it. Mixers, meet and greets, social events – if you aren’t actively looking for work or harvesting leads for sales, they can seem pointless. However, getting to know the right players is key to being successful during a job transition and actively networking is critical to making this happen. Think of your networking as future job security as you come to learn more about the movers and shakers in your professional circles. Volunteer, organize, get involved. Every person you meet could eventually be a door for you to pass through in the future. Never overlook the power of human-to-human interaction; it is still the most effective means of getting things done.
Our best advice with positioning yourself for a new or advanced career? Never Stop Trying. Keep at it, slowly but surely. Finding a new role usually involves one of two things: luck or embracing a long-term strategy. Luck only appears randomly and is out of your control, but taking charge of your career is something you can do – and do well – if you put some effort into it. And of course, it helps when you can lean on great recruiters to get you there.
Masiello Employment can help you set the right career goals and introduce you to some of the best employers and positions in the game. Get in touch with one of our recruiters, and, together, we can tackle 2020 head-on and introduce you to your best year, ever.