As the clock struck midnight and you raised your glass of bubbly to toast the New Year, you probably made some promises to yourself. Maybe you wanted to lose a few pounds this year. Or maybe you wanted to work on your investment strategies. And in those morning hours when the year is still brand new, these seem like a great idea. But before February comes along, most people have already abandoned their New Year’s resolutions. You may have been one of those people who didn’t even bother making a personal promise. But, an annual goal doesn’t need to be set on January 1st. You can still challenge yourself to improve this year. Consider some of these goals to achieve in 2017 and beyond.
Expand your network.
One aspect of the job search that often goes overlooked, especially by those in the medical industry, is networking. Getting out in to the community and meeting those who can help you advance your career is important to your success. Challenge yourself to attend industry networking events once a month. Or, you can use a social media platform like LinkedIn to connect to people in your area.
Manage your online brand.
Many medical professionals don’t realize how important an online brand is. And this isn’t necessarily blatant advertising for you as an employee. Your online brand includes all of the social media that you use on a daily basis. When an employer considers you for an open position, they are looking at your public profiles to get a sense of who you are. Managing these and making them appropriate for professional life is important.
Create a positive morning routine.
Another way you can improve you year is by retooling your morning routine. Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time to get everything done? Are you often late? Make goals that can help you be more positive in the morning and get more done each day. For example, start with an exercise program or meditation. Use your commute to listen to positive audio books.
Refocus your overall career goals.
Lastly, you can also use this goal setting option to completely refocus your career. Are you where you wanted to be this time last year? Are you doing what you set out to do when you initially started on your career path? What small changes can you make to refocus and redirect what you are doing? What big changes can you start this year that will pay off in the future?
What goals can you set this year to help you achieve your goals?
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