It’s that time of year once again when we reflect on the previous 12 months and look to the ways we can improve our lives and ourselves in the next 12 months. Whether you are looking to find a new job or just take a step forward in your career, here are some resolution ideas for engineers.
Resolutions Engineers Should Consider Making
Update Your Resume
Even if you aren’t embarking on a job hunt at this moment, it’s wise to spruce up your resume, especially if you haven’t touched it in a while. Add your accomplishments from the previous year and remove any outdated or irrelevant skills.
Refresh Your LinkedIn
Your LinkedIn profile should always be kept up to date because you never know when a recruiter will land on your profile while conducting a search. Once you’re done with your resume, use it to update your LinkedIn profile.
Learn A New Skill
No matter what field of engineering you are in or where you are in your professional career, there is always something new to learn. New skills enhance your professional and personal development and can set you up for success when it comes to clinching a new job or a promotion.
Read More Industry Publications
It is important to stay ahead of trends and keep up with innovations in your field. Subscribe to industry publications, follow experts and thought leaders on social media, and sign up for their blogs to stay connected to the happenings in your niche.
Find a Mentor
A great mentor can help guide and motivate you to take forward steps in your career and to reach your short-and long-term professional goals. Choose someone you admire, someone who has industry knowledge and who has the time to help you.
Stretch Yourself in Your Current Role
While you conduct a job search, make the most of your current role. How can you push yourself beyond your limits today? Can you ask for more responsibility? Step up and act as a leader? Talk to your boss to find out if there are new projects you can work on or other ways you can join in to expand your experience and knowledge. Being proactive will almost always get noticed and can open up doors to new opportunities.
Are You Looking For An Engineering Job In the New Year?
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