The end of one year and the start of the next is an important time and one that tends to take people by surprise. Moreover, it’s common to feel disappointment about things not yet accomplished. As 2020 approaches, employees at all levels should take the opportunity to evaluate their goals and identify areas that need improvement. Here are some of the American StaffCorp team’s tips for effective goal setting before the New Year:
Decide Where You Want to Be in 10 Years
You don’t have to know for sure what job you want to hold a decade from now. However, it’s helpful to have some idea of your goals for the future. For example, if you’re going to be running your own company in 10 years, it might be helpful to start managing employees now. Once you’ve identified your long-term career goals, you can start making choices now that will help you reach the goal post.
Expand Your Skillset
It doesn’t matter how high you are on the career ladder; there’s always room for improvement. When setting goals for the New Year, consider whether expanding your skillset would improve your career. For example, you could take that marketing course you’ve been thinking about or sign up for a seminar on programming. Staying abreast of the latest developments and technologies in your industry is crucial to achieving your goals.
Talk to Your Boss
Regardless of your goals for the future, it’s going to be hard to achieve them if you don’t have your boss in your corner. Start by scheduling an appointment to sit down and make your direct supervisor aware of your intentions. Let them know you’re looking to take on more responsibility in the workplace and ask to have an honest conversation about your strengths and weaknesses. Once you know the areas that need improvement, you can work toward making your dreams realities.
Contact American StaffCorp Today
Tulsa and Oklahoma City’s premier staffing leader, we boast almost 50 years of experience in the recruitment field. Along with having connections at some of the best local companies, we offer flexible work arrangements, including both temporary and full-time positions. If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, contact us today or start searching our job openings online.