Can you relate to any of these? Consider adding moves like these to your job search strategy in 2014, and if you have any resolutions you’d like to share, send them our way!
What Are Your New Years Resolutions?
“This year, I plan to spend the first week of January rewriting my resume from the ground up. The old version wasn’t getting me anywhere, and even though I have a job right now, my goal is to say goodbye to this workplace and land a better position by May.”
“I spent almost all of 2013 on the job market. After I lost my accounting job in March, I’ve been searching intermittently throughout the entire year while also taking care of my kids and looking after my aging mother and step-dad. But this year, come what may, I’m going back to work. I’m moving the search to the top of my list of priorities and getting back on the wheel no matter what.”
“This will be the year that I make a successful transition from production to the marketing department. I’m hoping I can stay with the same company, but if they won’t facilitate my transfer and provide the training I need, I’ll polish my resume and apply somewhere else.”
“This year, no matter what, I’m going to start getting paid what I’m worth. I’m going to sit with my boss and request a raise, and if I’m passed over, I’m going to start working on my resume and get moving. By January of 2015, I WILL be able to start paying down my debts.”
“In 2014, I’m going to brush up my writing skills.”
“I’m going to get my passion back. I used to love what I do, but I haven’t felt excited about my job in years. I’m going to do whatever it takes to figure out what went wrong and spring out of bed feeling excited about work like I used to.”
“I’m going back to school this year. I’ve got my application forms ready and my recommendations lined up. I’m going to make a new start. I’m reinventing myself, and when I finish my degree, I’ll hit the job market at full speed.”
“I’m going to stop living in fear. I dislike my job, but I’m afraid to speak up or make a move because I might be fired and I’ve heard such dismal stories about unemployment. But I’m not living this way anymore. I’m taking control of my life, drafting my resume, and getting out of here. It’s time for the next step.”
“I’m going to finally figure out what I want to do when I grow up. And then I’m going to do it. After all, it’s about time…I’m 43 years old!”
A New Chapter Starts with a New Resume
No matter what adventures are waiting around the next bend, you won’t get there unless you have the courage to take action. And when it comes to career shifts, action means a strong resume.