New Year New You: Make plans, not resolutions; 4 tips for moms ready to relaunch their career
We're fortunate that this is a good time to be looking for a job - the economy is strong, unemployment is low and companies are in a hiring mood, says Katie Dunn, founder of the Back to Business Women's Conference.Posted — Updated
Back to Business has a lot planned for 2018 – and I hope you do too. My plan is to try new things to expand our reach and to go deeper with what we currently offer so we can help more women on their path back to work.
I put my plan for the year in an Excel file where I can see what I need to do on a monthly basis and can get to work immediately to realize my plans.
How about you? Did you make resolutions for 2018 – or are you going to make plans instead?
For example, instead of resolving to return to work in 2018, make a plan to have your resume done and a target company list developed by a certain date in the near future. Then plan to set aside one to two hours each day to reach out to connections at your target companies and set up informational interviews and networking calls.
Identifying the steps that will help you progress toward your goals is a good way to ensure that you will take action. Write your plan down – or put it in a spreadsheet so you can reference it often.
We’re fortunate that this is a good time to be looking for a job – the economy is strong, unemployment is low and companies are in a hiring mood. Additionally, companies have heard and understand the message that hiring people with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives is good for business.
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