Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Evaluating Your Career Goals Mid-Year

It's June and that's a good time to evaluate progress on your career goals and perhaps reset your priorities if necessary.

Here are a few things to consider:

1. Evaluate career goals. What goals, if any, did you set for the year? How are you doing? You might realize that a goal or two you set no longer fits your current situation and it's time to revise. Or perhaps you've accomplished several goals already. If so, celebrate!

2. Update resume and LinkedIn profile. Take a few minutes to update your resume and LinkedIn
profile now with any important accomplishments or skills gained during the first half of the year. This will make updating your resume and profile easier next year.

3. Evaluate skills. In light of your current responsibilities and career goals take some time to assess your current skills to determine where you might want to focus your attention. Then you can sign up for a training session or online course over the second half of the year to develop these skills.

4. Evaluate your relationships. How engaged are you with your networks? Have you been staying in touch with your friends and key business contacts? If not, make plans to reconnect before the year passes you by.

By taking a few minutes to evaluate your goals now you ensure that you progress steadily throughout the year rather than getting off track.

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