Financial Planning

Transform Your Career in Just One Year

The new year is a great time to reevaluate every aspect of your life in order to set achievable goals for the twelve months ahead. For many, these resolutions will revolve around healthier habits, including physical wellness, weight loss, and perhaps even financial improvement. But it’s also the perfect time to reevaluate your current career path and how it aligns with your long-term goals and aspirations. Here are three simple ways to totally transform your career trajectory in 2021.
Understand Your Life Priorities (Workforce Singapore 20201)

Taking a closer look at what motivates you in life is often the first step in transforming your career. Are you concerned about getting an important promotion or would you rather spend more time with your family? Depending on what part of work/life balance is more important to you, there will be decisions you need to make in your day-to-day work that will change things in your life. Start by asking yourself what matters most, and then be sure to prioritise your life accordingly.

Build on Core Competencies (Yahoo News Singapore 20202)

A core competency is a defining characteristic that makes one stand apart from their competition. This is fundamental to always strengthening your skills as an employee and makes you a valuable asset to the company you work for. Often times, these core competencies will shift and change with time as things change, so it’s essential to stay up to date with the industry and your role as things evolve.

Stay Ahead of Digital Transformation (Straits Times 20193)

As Singapore continues to work diligently to create good jobs and transform opportunities to keep up with growing industry needs and worker aspirations, individuals must remain aware of the changing business landscape and stay current with technology trends. Spend time outside of work learning about technology solutions that may be important to your career, especially if your role will one day depend on its use.

The new year is the perfect time to reassess how your career fits into your life. It will either define it, or it will enhance it. Depending on how important that piece is to your overall life, you will need to set goals to change where this professional journey in life takes you.

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Content Sources
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