Career | New Year Career Resolutions

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With every new year, many of us vow to leave our boring jobs or seek new opportunities. Will this year be different?

A change in our working life is normally part of our new year resolutions, with the focus on everything from moving jobs to having a better work life balance.

If you are hoping 2016 is the year for you to quit your job and get a new one, you should use January to get your CV and LinkedIn account polished up and look at ways to enhance your branding and skills to help you land your new job.

As a back-up plan and to ensure your well being at work, you should also focus your efforts on creating a strategy to stay. As such, identify opportunities that may be available in other departments  or positions that you would like to undertake. A simple change in job is all you may need. 

Whether you stay with your employer or not, you need to take the time to figure out what you want in your next role.

If you are unhappy with your salary and feel you are worth more, set a resolution that you will do this in 2016. You can do this in a non-aggressive and approachable manner, and you simply need to be armed with the information and facts with you.

Work-related stress is one of the primary causes of poor well being and health amongst workers. Managing and reducing your levels of stress, and ensuring a healthy work-life balance should be your top priority in the new year. From well being apps to exercises, there are many ways to help you destress. Being more organised and learning to say no at work are also effective ways of not feeling overwhelmed and under pressure during your working day.