6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Professional Life

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Professional Life

By Meredith Millett, Director of Talent Solutions, Franklin Apprenticeships

The beginning of the new year is a great time to set some goals for yourself, personally and professionally. Below are some great New Year’s resolutions for your professional life, which you can use as inspiration to build out your career goals for 2023.

In your job search, it’s important to remember that if you’re looking to enter the tech field for the first time, you are starting from the beginning, and that’s okay! My top tip is to keep an open mind to any opportunity. You never know where it could lead.

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Take the time to reflect on your long-term and short-term goals for your career. Consider any new skills you’d like to learn and where you see your career five years from now.

Practice your elevator pitch

You find yourself in an elevator with the CEO of your dream place of employment. What can you tell them about yourself in 60 seconds that could make you stand out? Practicing this will help you maintain concise and clear responses in an interview.

Never stop networking

Networking not only helps you find hidden opportunities, but it also allows you to work on your communication skills. Make these connections online and in person, and continue to build those relationships.

Focus on time management

Don’t overbook yourself when scheduling for interviews. Ensure that you’re giving yourself enough time to reflect after each interview and consider if the position and company are a good fit for you.

Keep learning

Keep up to date with the skills and qualifications employers are looking for in your field. Take advantage of Franklin Apprenticeship’s new SkillsBuild platform.

Give yourself a break

Job hunting can be stressful. Don’t forget to give yourself time to relax. Take the time to do things that you enjoy so you can show up to interviews feeling your best.