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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

20 Career Resolutions for 2018

Career Resolutions 2018

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!

If you are like most of us its that time of year for reflection. Its that time to look back over the past year or few years and determine how the next will differ. Not only do we spend time thinking about ourselves and our family we also thinking about our careers. No matter which stage of life we're in we should have a plan for the future as it relates to our careers. FGCC has come up with a list of 20 career resolutions for 2018 to help get you started.