“Build your professional network: reconnect with school friends, prior employers and others in your profession. You never know where that next opportunity will come from!”
JULIE REDFIELD, TALENT MANAGEMENT EXPERT AT PA CONSULTING GROUP
How to Learn.comJulie Redfield2 January 2012
Creating career resolutions are a critical component for your success, and a new year brings new opportunities.
Julie Redfield, talent management expert at PA Consulting Group, offers New Year’s career resolution suggestions to take on in 2012 to help advance your career.
Career Resolution #1: Build my professional network: reconnect with school friends, prior employers and others in my profession. You never know where that next opportunity will come from!
Career Resolution #2: Identify a mentor, at least two levels up from me, and ask them for career advice. (People love being asked for their opinion, and often mentors will open up doors for you)
Career Resolution #3: Clarify my priorities and 2012 objectives with my boss. Ask what a “great” performance would look like for me.
Career Resolution #4: Identify one person in the office that I don’t know, and make an effort to get to know them and learn what their career aspirations are.
Career Resolution #5: Make sure my boss knows my career aspirations.
Career Resolution #6: Dress like I’m the CEO. (You always want to dress for the job you want to have.)
Career Resolution #7: Set a daily list of priorities for myself.
Career Resolution #8: Ask my boss every Monday what’s on his or her worry list, and offer my help.
Career Resolution #9: Give at least one person a genuine compliment every day. Be specific with what I appreciate about that person.
Career Resolution #10: Rather than join in the water cooler conversation about something negative, I’m going to ask people what they are going to do about solving the problem.
Julie Redfield is a talent management expert at PA Consulting Group. She brings crisp clear solutions to complex people issues, combining the human perspective with sound business practices, preparing companies to have the right people ready for the right roles at the right time. She brings a commercial focus to the HR function by having it motivate and engage employees, focus on business outcomes and drive bottom line growth.
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