Today is January 1, 2013. The new year has arrived.
It's the perfect time for thinking about what you will do to move your job search ahead. By following a simple roadmap, you can take steps to set some practical resolution in the New Year.
In the first part of this 2-part article, we looked at 4 questions to promote reflection on what happened last year. Now in the second part, we will use the same four elements for your planning.
Targets - Remember that one of the keys to success is setting specific targets to shoot at. Targets such as companies you are interested in. The great hockey star Wayne Gretzsky once said "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." You have to pick your targets and take your best shots. What will help you? Who can help you? Setting your specific targets will ensure that you focus your intention and energy in 2013
Learning - Remember that one of the essential elements of success is continuous self-improvement via learning and adaptability. What will you learn this year? How will you learn it? Who can help you to learn it?
Projects - Remember that one of the essential ingredients of success is innovation: trying new ways and new things that help move your search to a new level. What creative projects will you self-initiate in 2013?
Networking - Remember that one of the essential keys to success in life is the connections you make with the people you meet. Who would you like to meet in 2013? They could be new people or people you already know. How might you help them achieve their targets? Who could you team up with in 2013?
2013 is opening before you. Take some time now to strategize for success.
Terrence H. Seamon is an organization development consultant who provides leadership and team development services to employers in New Jersey. His book Lead the Way explores the challenges of leadership. Additionally, Terry is a job search and career coach whose book To Your Success provides a motivational guide for anyone in transition. An alumnus of PSG, Terry co-founded and co-moderates the St. Matthias Employment Ministry in Somerset, NJ. He can be reached at email@example.com and via his website: http://about.me/terrenceseamon