This year, you owe it to yourself to invest in your career. Investing in your future career stability and success is never a losing prospect – no matter what you choose to do, you will be a stronger, better-equipped individual for it. And usually, the investments you make in your career now will pay you financial dividends next year and in the years that follow.

Below are four resolutions you can make now to boost your career success this year and in the future. Remember, the very worst thing you can do for your career is to become complacent in your current position.

Learn a New Skill

You can learn a new skill this year. First, identify which skills will help you progress in your career. Then, put in the work to learn that skill. Take a course, read a book about the subject, and remember, practice makes perfect. Consider developing skills that are tangentially related to your career success, like soft skills or technology skills.

Keep Developing your Existing Skills

Along with developing new skills, it will also serve you to keep your existing skills sharp. Consider taking a refresher course in one of your existing skills or reaching new levels with them, like achieving higher certifications in your field.

Identify Long and Short Term Goals

You should have goals you can achieve this month, goals you hope to achieve in the next year, and long-term goals that require years of effort to achieve. Write these goals down and identify the steps you can take to reach each of them. When you achieve a goal, don’t downplay or ignore your success. Recognize it, then move on to the next goal.

Learn from your Setbacks and Mistakes

You will make mistakes at work. We all do. Instead of thinking of your mistakes as failures, look at them as opportunities to learn. Maybe you didn’t close a sale – ask yourself what you can do differently next time to make that sale. Maybe you didn’t get the promotion – what can you do to make yourself a more attractive candidate for advancement next time the opportunity arises?

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Now is the time to start focusing on where you want your career to go in 2018 and the years that follow. Get the conversation started today by scheduling a consultation with one of the staffing specialists at Stand-by Personnel who can help you reach your next career goal.