January 11, 2010
By CAREEREALISM-Approved Expert, Ilona Vanderwoude Okay. Everyone's talking about their New Year's resolutions...at the water cooler. At lunch. During cigarette breaks (yes, you're going to quit this year!), or during your commute. Ad nauseum. Still, you'd like to pitch in somehow and make some changes for yourself this year. Who doesn't? Maybe this year you want to finally kick your nicotine addiction or spend more time with your family. Awesome. Now, let's talk about your career. I'm guessing even if you're not actively looking for another position, you'd like to improve on some things. Maybe you want to take on more interesting projects, get more responsibility, or less responsibility and more flexibility so you can focus more on your private life. Or, perhaps this will be the year you'll give your life a multi-talented kick in the rear. Create a “Renaissance style” life. Maybe you are in job search mode. If so, I don't need to tell you you're basically holding down two jobs for the time being: your actual job and searching for one. So, let's keep this as simple as possible to really limit the amount of overwhelm. I'll show you how to go from vague, lofty resolution to attainable result - not goal. A goal is too vague. We're not playing for peanuts here.