Are you ready for a better career? If you love your job, there’s always room for growth and improvement, and if you hate your job, well… it’s time for a change. We’ve compiled an eight step guide to help you do some soul-searching, set some goals, and get inspired to succeed – a kick in the pants, if you will.
1. Do some soul-searching
In order to move forward, you must first do some soul-searching. When’s the last time you’ve been brutally honest with yourself in regards to your career? Click here to view the ten career questions that everyone should ask themselves in 2014, and get ready to grow!
2. Work Smart
You’ve heard it before: work hard and good things will come. However, sometimes working hard is simply not enough. Don’t get it wrong, it certainly has its place, but you want to learn to be efficient by working smart. Click here to learn why working too hard can be detrimental.
3. Take advantage of your resources
If you’re old enough, you can probably recall a time when the only career resources available were the Occupational Outlook Handbook and self-help books at your local library. Thankfully, it’s no longer 1994 and there are enough amazing career resources available on the internet to get you through retirement! To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of seven awesome tools you already have available to you as a Good.Co user! Click here to check out the list.
4. Brand yourself
Thanks to the internet, personal branding is more important than ever before. A strong personal brand shows your boss, colleagues, clients and future employers that you’re serious about your career and industry. Unsure where to begin? Start by taking cues from the world’s biggest brands! Click here to check out five ways to market yourself like Apple.
5. Break down the barriers
Many times, it’s not our job, friends, boss or any other external force that’s holding us back – it’s ourselves. As Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” (And he was right, right?) Are you ready to allow yourself to be happy? Click here to check out four thoughts that may be holding you back from career happiness and get ready to break down those mental barriers!
6. Get inspired
We can all use a little bit of inspiration! Need a kick in the pants to get you started on the path to success? Click here to check out these inspiring quotes that will motivate you to follow your dreams.
7. Stay informed
Whether you’re looking for a new job or simply looking to improve your career, Twitter is an excellent resource for career advice! In order to cut through the clutter, we’ve compiled a list of the ten best career experts on Twitter. Click here to check out the list!
8. The final step?
The only thing left for you to do is to go forth and conquer. Here’s to a successful, happy and prosperous year for you!