January 4, 2016

How to Get Your New Year’s Resolutions in the 8%

Written by Laura Campbell

Happy New Year! Did you make a New Year’s resolution?  Perhaps you’d like to spend more time with friends, lose weight, or maybe begin searching for a new career opportunity.  Many people use this time of year to make personal and professional changes in their life; studies indicate more than 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions.  Unfortunately, keeping those resolutions through the year is another story.  Research by the University of Scranton indicates there is only about an 8% success rate for achieving these goals (Forbes, 2013).  So how can you establish goals for 2016, and be successful?

Unfortunately, we can’t offer advice on weight loss or spending time with friends; you’re on your own for those resolutions!  But, when it comes to managing your professional career there are strategies for setting realistic goals and achieving them.  An article by Melody Wilding entitled, 3 Resolutions You’re Going to Break – and What You Should Resolve to Do Instead, talks about how to establish professional goals that create a successful outcome.

As we begin 2016, we encourage you to consider how you might incorporate these suggestions into your professional goals for the year. These tips just might help you achieve one of your 2016 New Year’s resolutions.

We’d welcome the opportunity to help you with your career this year, and encourage you to take a look at our current job opportunities.  Happy New Year!

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