Do you…Resolve to Get a Better Job in 2013?

It may come as a surprise that one of the top New Year’s Resolutions for Americans is to “Get a Better Job”. Popular resolutions include;

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1. Drink Less Alcohol
2. Eat Healthy Food
3. Get a Better Education
4. Get a Better Job
5. Get Fit Lose Weight
6. Manage Debt
7. Manage Stress
8. Quit Smoking
9. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
10. Save Money
11. Take a Trip
12. Volunteer to Help Others*

What does it mean exactly to get a better job? One that pays more? Offers more flexibility? Is closer to home? Uses your talents better? One that is more meaningful?

Let’s get specific to ensure that you set out to achieve the RIGHT goal. Better is just too ambiguous and you deserve to achieve your professional goals. Better sets you up to fail right from day one.

To get a better job.  —> Expand on this.

To obtain a job that is ____________________ by ____________________ (date). I will know it is the right job when ______________, ______________, and ______________ exist.

Examples:

{1} To obtain a job that is more meaningful and in the healthcare field by June 1st. I will know it is the right job when the offer is at least 8% more than I’m making now, it is within a 20 mile radius of my house and I have a team of 3+ people to manage within the healthcare industry.

{2} To obtain a job that is more flexible by December 1st. I will know that it is the right job when I am working between 20-30 hours per week, my boss allows me to telecommute at times, and I can get my kids to their after school activities without hiring a nanny.

Now it’s your turn. Be specific.

Visualize Your Goal

To take this a step further studies show that if we visualize our goals becoming a reality we are more likely to achieve them. Some options to help you visualize this goal include;

– Meditate on this goal

– Create a Vision Board/Collage of what life would be like once you achieve this goal

– Print the goal and put it in a prominent location so that you can read it often (bathroom mirror, in front of computer, purse, wallet, etc.)

How Serious Are you? Make a Public Commitment

Now, if you’re ready to make a public commitment to get a better job, and increase your accountability for this goal, type it in the comments section below. Let’s do this!

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*Taken from the USA.gov site.

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