New Year’s Resolutions to Help Build Your Career

December 28, 2020

As 2020 comes to an end, it is time to start thinking about what 2021 will bring. The start of a new year brings opportunity, excitement, and new beginnings. Many use the new year as a reason to create resolutions in their personal lives, but what about professional resolutions? A new year is the perfect time to generate ideas and set goals for what you want to achieve in 2021 from a professional standpoint. If this sounds like something you are interested in, continue reading the 5 resolutions Roebuck Staffing, your local construction staffing Greenville NC agency has curated for the workplace in 2021.

Commit to making healthier decisions at work

This may sound like every other New Year’s resolution to “get healthy” or “to lose weight” but prioritizing making healthier choices while at work is a simple yet beneficial goal to set for yourself. This doesn’t mean cut out vending machine sodas or drive-thru cheeseburgers in whole but maybe choosing a few days to pack your lunch instead. We spend a lot of time at work, so finding little ways to alter your daily and weekly habits can benefit your health vastly. A few examples are:

  • Packing a lunch
  • Taking the stairs
  • Standing up to stretch every hour
  • Switch soda to carbonated or flavored water
  • Opt candy for gum
  • Invest in a standing desk
Learn a new skill

No matter what field you are in, there are hundreds of new skills you can learn that can benefit your career. Pay attention to what those above you do and see if there is something you’d be interested in learning. Not only will you gain a new skill that could make you more marketable in future job searches with Roebuck Staffing, Eastern North Carolina’s local construction staffing Greenville NC agency but also show management that you are interested in learning, growing, and succeeding in other job positions.

Update your resume

If you utilize Roebuck Staffing’s temp staffing agencies in Greenville NC, your resume should be updated. However, if you have been in a position for a while, there is no harm in revising the information listed with your new positions and skills. Research if the style is still popular, or if there are more up to date ways to display your material. Make it a work goal for the year to review and edit your resume, even if you don’t plan on applying anywhere. It’s always best to update your resume periodically before you lose track of pertinent details.

Expand your LinkedIn

Now that your resume has been updated, what about your online resume? Your LinkedIn profile is crucial to your overall personal brand in the professional world and is probably seen more than you think. Just like your resume, your LinkedIn profile should be relevant to your most recent position, popular yet professional style trends, and have effective attention grabbers. Roebuck Staffing, your local construction staffing Greenville NC agency suggests to utilize this time to form new connections with others in your industry, and reconnect with old coworkers and acquaintances who you still want to professionally keep in touch with. No connection is a bad connection.

Get a professional headshot taken

Your resume is up to date, your LinkedIn profile is revised, yet your profile picture is of you from years ago? An easy step in the right direction to building a more professional career is by having an updated headshot as your social media profile pictures. When applying for jobs, or working towards promotions, your social media can be reviewed at any time and the last thing managers want to see is an unprofessional or inappropriate profile picture. The key to a great shot is to select a photo that is high quality, where your face is clearly visible and preferably by yourself. If you aren’t interested in shelling out a few bucks to have one professionally taken, find a quality cell phone camera, throw on appropriate attire, and have a friend take one for you.  

Whether you have one of ten resolutions you’d like to follow throughout the new year, prioritizing your professional life along with your personal life is a great way to balance and grow in 2021. Use these five resolutions as suggestions or an exact list to get your career where you want it to be, and if you need help Roebuck Staffing is just a phone call away.