American inventor, scientist, author, printer, and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin is known for his wise and witty advice--his tips for your new year are a great example.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors,
and let every new year find you a better man. - Ben Franklin
I believe we ought to do something every day to make us better and stronger than we were before. Read self-improvement books, spend time with a mentor, invest in time with a career coach, watch helpful videos, attend a webinar or other class to learn from experts. Lower your stress, start working out, eat healthy foods, and grow your friendships. Replace bad habits with good habits.
Here's the key:
If you want to have something different than you had last year,
you have to do something different than you did last year.
Here are a few resources to help you:
- Get some free training on how to be a better job seeker and a stronger interviewer--sign up for one of Career Confidential's Free Training Webinars.
- Consider getting some personal career coaching to move you forward faster or get you past a unique problem.
- Create a resume that will help you get the job you want: Write a Resume That POPS.
- Uncover new and better opportunities: start contacting hiring managers directly.
- Find a mentor to help you.
- Check out these websites for free online learning.
- Watch a Ted Talk.
- Learn new time management skills (this is huge).
- Purposely do things to build your confidence and optimism. Practice positive thinking. (Possibly the most important thing on this list.)
Best of luck!