Career Advice

New Year's Resolutions for Job Seekers

The Proper Job 19 December, 2018

A new year is upon us. Everyone is thinking about their New Years' Resolutions. For job seekers this can be a great opportunity to re-evaluate your job search and see if there are any areas that could using a little tweaking. Here are a few New Years' Resolutions you should consider.

Stay Positive

A positive attitude can be a powerful tool in a job search. Most people do not realize that their attitude will affect so many different aspects of their job search. When you are negative about a situation you are less likely to take healthy risks or to nurture contacts that might lead to your goal. If the holidays have got you down in the dumps, choose New Years to be your opportunity to turn it all around.

Make Contact

If you have been hesitating to follow through with certain contacts, resolve that New Years will be the time you finally make contact. Networking through valuable contacts, and sometimes even not so valuable contacts, can often lead to a job opportunity you would have never imagined. It's okay to talk about your job search with folks in your life. They may know just the person to put you in contact with. If you do have several legitimate job contacts just sitting in your phone being ignored, stop procrastinating. Make contact this New Years.

Get Moving

This may sound like advice unrelated to a job search, but clinical studies have shown that individuals who exercise a little everyday are more likely to achieve their other goals in life. So if you have a goal of finding a new job, taking a brisk walk each day could help you out. Exercising releases endorphins into your blood which makes you feel more positive and energetic. Positivity and energy never hurt a job search, so get moving.

New Years is a great opportunity to make changes and work toward your goals. 2019 could be the year you realize your career goals. Stay positive, make contact, and get moving a little each day to increase your chances of landing your next great job.