7 New Year Resolutions to Advance Your Career in 2023 - Live Assets

7 New Year Resolutions to Advance Your Career in 2023

December 27, 2022 -

New year, New you?


With the new year comes feelings of optimism, hope and rejuvenation. If you’re interested in advancing your career as one of your 2023 resolutions, what better time than the new year? The Canadian labour market is hot, and with unemployment rates decreasing and new job positions opening up, it’s a great time to self-improve.


Let’s look at some things you can start doing to achieve your career goals for 2023.


7 New Year resolutions to advance your career


  1. Clean up your social media
  2. Prioritize mental and physical well-being
  3. Organize your home office
  4. Learn a new skill
  5. Grow your network
  6. Sharpen your interview skills
  7. Update your resume


Clean up your social media 

Be mindful of how you portray yourself online. Almost all employers will review your LinkedIn profile to better understand where you are in your career. If your socials tend to promote or endorse more taboo or controversial topics, consider making those profiles private. Your other social media profiles may also be pulled for employers to see you as a person.

Due to the nature of LinkedIn’s platform, user content is pretty tame, so there isn’t too much risk of looking unprofessional. However, your online presence might still need some tweaking. Social media is powerful – if used correctly. Keep information, tone and look up to date to match your current professional brand.


Prioritize mental and physical well-being

Job hunting can take a toll. Your physical and mental well-being can take a hit from the stress to the late nights spent filling out applications. Make your 2023 new year’s resolution to prioritize your mental and physical well-being.

Take time to partake in activities that bring you happiness to keep your spirits high. Getting a good night’s sleep and eating balanced meals will keep your physical and mental health in peak shape.


Organize your home office

Give that home office a well-deserved clean to get you started for the new year. Go through any physical or digital clutter and properly discard files or things that aren’t needed.

Additionally, consider what would make for a more functional space. Even if the area physically looks organized, it might not personally suit you and your work processes. It could be as simple as buying an ergonomic desk chair. Or if you find your space gets messy quickly, it might mean revamping your entire workstation.


Learn a new skill

Upskilling is a great way to stay relevant in your industry and stay ahead of your competition. Pursue learning opportunities like online classes to gain new skills to add to your resume. Search through job postings to see what employers are asking for.

Candidates who take on professional development opportunities show initiative, a highly desirable trait to recruiters and hiring managers.


Grow your network

A strong network can lead you to success during your job hunt. Attend virtual conferences or industry events to make new connections. When you know the right people, doors will start to open up.

Nurture these professional relationships. The benefits of networking go more than just one way. Show your connections what value you can offer, and be sure to return any favours when you can.


Sharpen your interview skills

You might be a dream candidate on paper, but what are your interview skills like? Honing these skills is especially important if you have interviews already locked down.

Check out interview guides with common interview questions or review sites like Indeed and Glassdoor to see what past candidates have to say about their experience.

Look to your friends and network connections as invaluable resources in helping you prepare. Run mock interviews with a trusted friend to practice your response delivery and gain confidence.


Update your resume

When was the last time you updated your resume? If it’s been a while, take some time to review your resume and make any needed revisions to freshen it up.

Like your LinkedIn profile, change any of your contact information to keep it current. Next, you should check for experiences or the use of terminology that’s no longer relevant to your industry.

You can also ask a trusted colleague or friend in your field to review your resume and spot any holes you might have missed. As always, remember to customize your resume for each job you apply for.



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