Whether you’re just starting out in the workforce or have been in your career for years, it’s never too early or too late to aim higher in whatever you want to do and figure out exactly what you want to accomplish. Saying and doing, however? Two totally different things.
That dream job or promotion isn’t going to fall into your lap. If you want to achieve your goals for 2020, you need to take action, actual tangible steps. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect. With a new year/decade upon us, there are things you should do to start it off right. If you’re determined to improve your career situation in 2020, these 10 new year’s resolutions will steer you in the right direction.
Striving for a specific salary, promotion or raise
As far as actually voicing your opinion that an increase is in order, you need to be brave and call a meeting with your manager — but be prepared with a list of your expectations, how you've proven yourself, and if it's on a let's wait-and-see basis, suggest sending her/him weekly updates on what you've done. Sometimes when it's laid out before a person, it simply can't be denied.
Be a positive member of a team
And, hey, even if you work independently, that doesn't mean you can't be positive for yourself too. A little positivity never hurt anyone.
Ask for feedback or help
That being said, don't do this all the time. You don't want to appear like you need help with everything, otherwise your role and the responsibilities given to you might eventually be second-guessed.
Know how to handle stress
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Step outside your comfort zone
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Put in less overtime
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Be on time
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Organization is key
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Commit to networking
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Use up your vacation time
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