An Eye to the Future

By, 12/28/2015

As you reflect on your blessings from 2015, you may already be planning how to advance different parts of your life ahead in 2016—including your career. Now is a great time to start taking stock of where your career currently stands and your satisfaction with it. Where do you stand with your long-, medium- and short-term goals? Or do you even have any goals? If you don’t, dedicating some thought to what you want to accomplish in the next year may be a beneficial exercise, since goals help keep you accountable.

If you have no idea where to begin, think first about what you value in a career. Are you satisfied with your current role and want to dive deeper into the position? Or do you wish to move up in your company—like going into a management role? Monetary considerations are important for any job, but is it the most important for you? Is your current skillset sufficient for where you want to go in the future, or do you need to build it out further to take the next step? Once you start answering these questions, you’ll likely have a better idea of what exactly you need to do to make your goals a reality.