Thinking about your career ambitions doesn't just imply figuring out your basic "five year plan." You've probably been asked several times where you see yourself in five years and that may be enough information for interviewers, but you need to dig deeper when making goals for yourself.
Your career considerations should include consistently thinking of ways you could improve; it will help you avoid the boredom that hits when you've been resting on a plateau for some time.
Here are some more ideas for resolutions to make regarding your career this year (on top of your New Year's Resolutions, of course!). Just
- Ramp up your resume! Even if you're not planning to leave your job anytime soon, it's good to have a current resume in case a perfect-for-you opportunity falls in your lap.
- Figure out your potential at your company. Are there possibilities for promotion or would you have to look elsewhere to get a new title? Talk to your supervisors about your future with them.
- Get healthy and get hobbies! Achieving a work-life balance means something different to all of us. I often compare my "balance" to how I felt a year ago, and try to make adjustments accordingly. Your happiness outside of work really does affect your job performance.