We're half way through January, how is it going? Are your on track with your career goals? In the last blog I discussed the first 3 goals: 1) Assess where you are now in your career, 2) Set your priorities, and 3) Be your brand.
Here are 3 more strategies to assist you with goal setting for your career and business.
4) Have a plan
Those who know me, know that I love lists and plans. Putting a plan in writing is the best way to be successful and see where your career is heading. We are accustomed to completing business, marketing, strategy, and infrastructure plans. What about thinking of you personally and doing a career plan? This plan contains measurable activities to get you to those career goals. This plan will help you stay accountable to your career goals and help you know where you are on your journey at any particular time.
5) Improve yourself
Now is the time to plan for a new degree, certification, or skill which will help differentiate you from others in your field. Step outside of the box and see what skills you might need in the future or try something new which you really have a passion for.
6) Network where it counts
Networking is a necessity to build relationships, become known for your expertise, and market your brand. Networking can become a full time job if you're not careful. There are unlimited numbers of networking opportunities. Try different networking venues and test which ones work best for you. Then decide on the networking group which fits your schedule and gives you the most greatest Return on Investment (ROI). You might want to find one group for each area where you would like to build relationships such as: people in your industry, potential clients, or like-minded individuals.
Go out and try these out! Stay tuned for my next article which will discuss the last 4 strategies for career success!