What next for your career in 2013?

Happy New Year! A new year marks a new beginning.

What new career beginning do you want in 2013?

New career beginnings can be small or large,
but all beginnings are growth.

New skill. What new skill could you learn in 2013 which would make you more useful and marketable in your work? Skills have a shorter shelf life than in the past and with more competition, individuals need a greater level of skill to have a competitive advantage with more people competing for less work/jobs.

New project. What new project would you love to get your teeth into to stimulate your learning and growth and build the breadth or depth of experience? Moving employers isn’t always the answer; new projects to broaden your experience may exist where you are, or volunteering could give you this.

New career. Is a new career the answer for you in 2013? Many people fall into their career or chose one with no or inadequate careers advice, so their career may not suit them. There are also many more different careers than there used to be, e.g. in the digital area.

New qualification. What studying and qualification could be another string to your bow? A qualification can be a way of showing mastery and could be the differentiator against many candidates. What qualification could be useful for you to study and perhaps could be funded/part funded by your employer?

New thinking. What person could help you to broader your horizons, support you in your career aspirations and introduce you to their network? A career coach, a mentor, someone at work in a different department could be very useful to help you to transition from A to B and achieve a goal.

New attitude. How could you change your attitude to your work? Attitude can make a huge difference to how you feel and what you do at work or in your business. How could you shift your attitude to your job, employer or business?

New something else. A career sabbatical? Go travelling? Set up your own business? Promotion?

In some ways a new year is just a date in the diary, but it is also a mark in the sand to begin again, refreshed having taken a break.

What 3 small steps forward will you take this week to mark the beginning of your career in 2013? Let us know if we can help you – get in touch.

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