Another year, and you have another set of goals you want to achieve. Is your head spinning with ideas on how you’ll meet your career goals? However, you won’t tick off any item on your list if you have no plan. FilWeb Asia has prepared a 2019 career plan to help you make this YOUR ultimate year!
7 Great Tips to a Successful 2019 Career Plan
1. Improve your skills.
Keeping your skills sharp is a useful career tip for 2019. It isn’t enough to be good at what you do, instead improve yourself to be the best wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. Attend workshops and seminars, take online courses, or study and read books. Maybe when your boss sees you’re doing beyond what he expects from you, he might give you the promotion you’ve been waiting for in a long time!
2. Practice patience.
Afraid you won’t make an impact in your current job? You’ve probably asked yourself this question: “How long will it take before I can make a mark?” Fret not because you’re not alone! Many are anxious of their relevance in the company. Remember that to contribute to change in an organization, it takes time, determination, and patience.
3. Adapt to changes.
Benjamin Disraeli once said, “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” Your workplace isn’t an exception to change. An adaptable employee can adjust to situations, handle multiple tasks, function under pressure, and accept rotating shifts. In addition, companies need such employees because they can adapt to the customers’ changing needs and digital trends.
4. Expose yourself to new skills.
Engage in novel activities. The more you expose yourself to new skills, the more you force your brain to think outside the box. In particular, you’ll keep your creative juices flowing into other areas of your life, more so in your career.
5. Keep a balance between life and work.
If you don’t want to be a “zombie” employee, balance your life and work. In addition, set your personal and professional lives apart. Likewise, don’t let them invade each other. This practice won’t only maintain your stress levels at bay, it will also enhance your mental health, increase your productivity, and improve your physical health!
6. Dream big.
Ever heard of the saying, “Libre lang mangarap”? Nothing’s wrong with dreaming big. In fact, dreaming makes you organized and motivated. Remember, too, that thoughts are powerful. Besides, what you think is what you become.
7. Reward yourself.
All wins, whether great or small, deserve a celebration. Therefore, reward yourself and take a well-deserved break! Experts say people are more likely to repeat a behavior when a pleasant outcome follows them. Furthermore, don’t procrastinate to reward yourself. Keep these 2019 career plan tips in mind, and you’ll succeed.
These surefire tips will help you plan the year right. Read more advice and techniques to have an organized and well-planned career.
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