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2018 Career Resolutions 11 Be A Leader Take A Leadership Course FGCC

2018 Career Resolutions #11 Become A Leader

- Take a leadership course


Many have asked the question "Are leaders born or made?" I would argue that

Have A Career Plan

2018 Career Resolution #10 Have A Career Plan

- Outline a career development plan


Remember that you are in charge of your destiny. You have to have goals and a plan to achieve the goal. Everyone should have a short term and long term career plan that gets

2018 Career Resolutions 9 Network More Join A Professional Association or Organization

2018 Career Resolution #9 Network More

- Join a professional network or two


Professional Organizations are great! They exists for virtually every profession. They provide networking events, professional enrichment activities, mentoring, chances to earn

Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking Join Toastmasters 2018 Career Resolutions 8 FGCC

2018 Career Resolution #8 Public Speaking

- Join Toastmasters


One of the most fulfilling organizations that I've ever been involved in has been Toastmasters. This organization is designed to help individuals improve their

Earn Your CERs continuing education requirements

2018 Career Resolutions #7 CERs

- Meet your continuing education requirements


Most professional certifications require that you complete a certain amount of ongoing courses to maintain the certification designation. These courses are often referred to as

Focus on your professional development attend a conference this year

2018 Career Resolutions #6 Annual Meetings

- Attend a professional conference


Many organizations sponsor annual conferences. If you are an engineer, NSBE has a conference; if you are a mathematician, NAM has a conference; if you work in project management, PMI has a conference and ASQ has a conference for six sigma professionals. In addition to these functional or field  specific conferences,

Go Back to School Earn a college degree

2018 Career Resolutions #5 Credentials

- Puruse a new college degree


Like certifications, having a particular college degree can give you a hiring edge over another candidate for a job or promotion. If you don't have a degree,

Earn A Professional Certification or License 2018 Career Resolutions 4

2018 Career Resolutions #4 Certifications

- Earn a new professional certification

Certifications can often times be the deciding factor in hiring decisions especially in the technology or consulting fields. While experience matters, having certifications

Learn More Take Company Sponsored Training Courses

2018 Career Resolutions #3 Training

- Take A Company Sponsored Training Course

 

Most sizeable companies over trainings through their HR or L&D (learning and development) departments. Smaller companies that don't have in house offerings may be willing to

Grow Your Knowledge Base Read A Professional Book A Quarter

2018 Career Resolutions #2 Reading

- Plan to read a professional book a quarter

One of my favorite experiences in Corporate America was being in a book club at work. We would gather ever so often and discuss career related books in relation to our

2018 Career Resolutions Mentoring Seek A Mentor or Mentor Someone Else

2018 Career Resolution #1

- Find A Mentor or Mentor Someone Else

One of the essential variables lending to career success is mentoring. Many first generation corporateers often overlook the importance of having a mentor. When you are new to the workforce you dont know what you dont know. Newbies don't inheritly understand that situations