5 Steps to Make 2020 Your Year for Professional Growth

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5 Steps to Make 2020 Your Year for Professional Growth

It’s a new year, and that means it’s also time for a little reflection and thoughts about ways to improve your life on multiple levels. This is the perfect time to think about how you can improve your performance at work and set the path for new career opportunities as the year progresses. Not sure where to start? Here are 5 things you can start doing today.


    1. Keep Up With Industry News

One of the most brilliant aspects of our digital culture is the wealth of information at your fingertips, and access to advice and insights from experts in just about any industry.

If you’re thinking there really isn’t anything newsworthy happening in your specific job niche, take a look around the internet and check out some blogs, podcasts, and webinars. You’d be surprised how taking in a few career-focused insights, even if not directly related to your job, can enhance your performance.

    1. Find Ways To Improve Your Skills

One thing you should never do is allow your skillset to become stagnant. Finding ways to improve your skills is important for improving your job performance, keeping your skill set sharp for the next career opportunity, and challenging yourself in new ways. This year take a look into what classes or other learning opportunities are available that will help you polish your professional skills.

    1. Seek Feedback

Employers and employees often have differing views when it comes to strengths and weaknesses. If you’re looking to improve at work, the first thing you should do is ask for feedback to provide some direction. If you’ve been on the job a few months but haven’t reached the point where a formal review is appropriate, ask a manager or supervisor for a few minutes of their time.

    1. Set Goals for Yourself

If you want to improve at work, you’re going to need a little direction. Goal setting is one of the top ways of creating a focus and sticking to it. Start by setting two professional goals for yourself – one large and one small. Here are a few examples:

    • Volunteer to work on a project outside of your normal scope of experience
    • Set alarm 20 minutes earlier and arrive at work more alert and ready to tackle the day
    • Build a professional network outside of work
    • Increase participation in weekly staff meetings

    1. Create a Work Personal Life Balance

Finally, creating a work/personal life balance is one of the most effective ways of improving your performance on the job. When you live and breathe your career, your perspective begins to change, and not always in a good way. Having a balance allows you to let go of work-related frustrations, relieves stress, and allows you tackle challenging work situations with a fresh perspective.


Team Up with Top Notch Personnel!

Here’s a bonus tip for you. If you’re looking to improve your job performance in 2020, we’re the staffing agency that can connect you with the opportunities that will challenge and enhance your professional life. Contact Top Notch Personnel to discuss the opportunities that wait for you in 2020.


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