Make a New Year’s Resolution for Your Professional Life, Too

resolutionsYesterday I found myself doing the annual end-of-the-year revamping of my resume and looking back at the year behind me. Going into each new year, I always want to make sure my resume includes everything that happened in the previous 12 months in case I find myself applying for a job in the next 12. And, boy, did I have a lot to update because 2015 was a big year for me. I moved to a new state, I picked up a couple new jobs (including writing for Dental Temps Professional Services), I got a few regular freelance writing gigs and I published a book.

The end of the year is an excellent time for reflection. We find ourselves thinking about the year behind us: our love lives, our spending, our decisions, our growth as individuals. After determining what we maybe didn’t particularly like so much about our actions in the last year, we create a New Year’s Resolution to better ourselves. Some of mine have included the typical work-out-more resolution, the don’t-eat-as-many-chips resolution, the clean-a-little-every-day resolution, etc. But have you ever considered making a work-related New Year’s Resolution? 

Before the first of the year, take the time to update your resume and look back on the last 365 days of employment. Think about what you liked and didn’t like about your personal performance. Think about your professional goals for the next year. Try to go into the coming year with the mindset of bettering your life in all facets of your life. Make a work resolution along with a personal resolution, and plan out ways to stick to them. 

Happy New Year, guys! I hope you’ll join me in trying to make 2016 the best yet. 

Katie Devereaux

Resume Coach and Blogger at Dental Temps Professional Services
Katie Devereaux is a writer and editor, who graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She has written for several publications in Florida, Alaska and Illinois.
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Katie Devereaux is a writer and editor, who graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She has written for several publications in Florida, Alaska and Illinois.