- Professional development via learning new skills
- Networking more and building more professional relationships
- Get a new job/career
- Get a raise
- Get promoted or move into a leadership role.
Learning new skills in the new year was the top goal not only for US professionals but also for those in Brazil. However, getting a new job/career is also a prominent goal for many professionals, now that the recession is slowing and jobs are growing. So how important is career change to you? Is it your number 1 goal?
Nicole Williams, career expert at LinkedIn recommends following
If you want to ensure that you achieve your professional goals, particularly a career change goal, finding out the ‘why’ for your goals will give you the motivation and inspiration you need. Williams says about a professional goal, “the more intimate, meaningful, life-affirming and even vulnerable it is, the more likely you are to see it through”. For example, I am motivated to keep fit by going to the gym because I want to see my child grow up and have her own children one day.
Create accountability for yourself by working with a coach/mentor to ensure you reach your professional goals for 2013, the year of your career change.
To work with me as your career coach, go to www.careerchangeat40.com/signature-programme .