Crush Your Career Goals in 2023 (Infographic)

Crush Your Career Goals in 2023 (Infographic)
Jobstreet content teamupdated on 20 December, 2022
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The new year brings with it new hopes, dreams, and opportunities – but most importantly, it’s a wake-up call to get started on your goals for the next 12 months.

Whatever you hope to achieve – whether it’s a new job, a promotion, or a career pivot – having an end goal in mind will help you tremendously on your journey towards success.

So, as you usher in 2023, it’s time to put your boots on and start turning your career growth resolutions into action!

Have you wondered WHY career growth resolutions are important?

Imagine if you had nothing exciting to strive for at work. You would only show up because you need to pay your bills and survive. Sounds like a boring and depressing existence, right?

That’s why we need goals! According to research, there is a strong connection between goal-setting and success (Matthews, 2015).

Fun facts about goal-setting:

  • Keeps you motivated and inspired
  • Provides you with clarity and momentum
  • Aids and improves decision-making
  • Allows you to take control of your future
  • Gives you a sense of purpose in life

Goals that you set should follow theABC

  • AAchievable
  • BBelievable
  • CCommittable

Golden rules of goal-setting

1.Be SMART about it! 💡

SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant & Timebound

2.Put pen to paper📝

Committing your goals to paper and strategising the steps required to achieve them, will help you stay accountable

3.Set milestones and track your progress📅

Dividing your goals into small achievable milestones will make them feel more attainable. They will also act as a source of motivation as you cross each one off your checklist.

4. Ponder the big “Why”🤔

If you want to remain motivated as you work towards your goals, you need to always remember WHY you’re doing it

If you’re all geared up to push your career forward but don’t know what to do, here are some great goals you can start working towards.

SMART Personal Growth Goals to Boost Your Career in 2023

  • Speak up more

“In 2023, I will share my thoughts at least once every week during work discussions. “

Being more vocal at work allows you to practice communicating better and shows your peers and superiors that you are taking a keen interest in the organisation. Don’t be shy – share your thoughts, opinions, and ideas; or even ask questions to keep things interactive!

  • Practice work-life balance

“In 2023, I will make sure I go back on time at least 3 times a week so I can spend more time doing something for myself.”

Do lower stress levels, increased productivity, and stronger relationships sound good to you? It does to us! As we race to climb up the career ladder, it’s easy to forget about our physical and mental well-being. This is your reminder to start making a conscious effort to add a dash of balance to your life. Happy recharging!

  • Work on improving yourself

“In 2023, I will take an online course every 2 months to learn new skills that will benefit my career and enhance my knowledge.”

It’s easy to work yourself into a slump at work, especially if you’re getting burnt out and feeling underappreciated. By investing in yourself, you are not just GROWING your skillset but you’re also boosting your morale and productivity.

  • Read more books

“In 2023, I will spend at least 15 minutes every day reading books.”

Reading is a great way to improve your vocabulary, sharpen your memory, and introduces you to new ideas, places as well as experiences. It has the power to transport you to a whole new world and the books you read are great conversation topics!

  • Be more social

“In 2023, I will strive to meet and converse with at least one new person every week to broaden my social circle.”

Humans are social creatures by nature and we thrive when we’re surrounded by strong support systems. Did you know that being social doesn’t only make you happier, it makes you healthier? When you socialise and meet people, you not only become less lonely – the engaging conversations you have help improve your cognitive skills, the good times you experience make you happier, and voila, all this keeps you mentally and physically fit!

According to JobStreet's data, here are some jobs that are poised for growth in 2023:

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Good luck and we wish you a happy and productive new year!

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