Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

3 Strategies to Making 2012 Great for Your Career

By Jimmie Flores Subscribe to RSS | May 15th 2012 | Views:

Are you ready to make 2012 a terrific year for your career? What are you doing to prepare? Instead of limping into the New Year, it’s best to take charge. You know that a status quo approach will fail to help you realize your goals. To be something different, you must do something different.

We’ve all heard that the economy is tough, that’s it difficult to find work, and so on. While many people are indeed out of work, or underemployed, you have to take a different mindset. The opportunities exist for those willing to prepare, to take a few risks, and to look for creative ways to generate income.

#1: Determine your baseline.

Before making any career change, you must take inventory of where you are today. How do you measure success? If income is your measuring stick, how much money would you like to make in 2012? If you are looking for a new career, such as becoming an IT manager, a consultant for a global organization, or a high school biology instructor, you must start taking action to make that occupation a reality.

For many of us, freedom is important. We would like a better work / life balance. In that case, we look for business opportunities that allow us to work on our schedule. Given the advancements in technology, excellent work can be done from anywhere, and anytime.

#2: Get the education or training necessary.

For many occupations, especially those paying very well, you must have a specialized skills set. If you wish to manage projects, you may consider earning the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Nearly every career offers a certification and becoming certified gets you a seat at the table.

You should also seek part-time work in the career of your choosing. The goal here is to earn as much knowledge and training before going full-time. This experience will help you learn the ins-and-outs of the industry, and provide you with terrific network opportunities.

#3: Take action.

The most successful people in our society are different in one important way – they decided to do something to change their environment. They have goals, to be sure, but it’s more than just wishful thinking. These men and women understand that career success largely depends on engaging in activities that incrementally moves them toward goal realization.

It’s foolhardy to think that others will do the work for you, or will be there to motivate you. The big goals are only accomplished by your hard work, determination, and undeniable pursuit of excellence.

It’s time to build on the momentum you created in 2011. You can welcome 2012 by writing down the 12 big goals you would like to accomplish this year. Even if you meet just half of those goals, your career will improve, and probably more than you think.

Make the decision today that you are going to create your success plan, and you will align all your resources and energy to meet those goals. You understand that setbacks are part of the process. By staying focused on your long-term plans, these obstacles will be overcome, and you will soon create a career that provides value to your customers and, more importantly, meaning to your life.

Jimmie Flores - About Author:
Dr. Jimmie Flores,PhD,PMP,ITIL,SSBB,SPHR,GPHR is a seasoned organizational development and continuous improvement professional with 20 years of experience. In 2006, he founded the Flores Consulting Group, a company based in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Flores is also an expert in project management, ITIL, Six Sigma, Entrepreneurship, and Sports Officiating. Please visit our website at

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Self Help Articles Subscribe to RSS

Coaching and personal development – simply getting much, much, more out of your life, sooner than you thought possible.
Published by EugeneYeng on December 29th 2011 | Self Help
We are all well aware of coaches working in sport but what exactly do they do and what is coaching o...
Think and Grow Rich Basic
Published by Albert on August 22nd 2012 | Self Help
Inside the tome Think and Grow Rich, lone of the aspects to the formula is to think. While with the ...
The Secret to Life
Published by Albert on August 22nd 2012 | Self Help
Everyone wants to know could you repeat that? The secret to life is. The cool business is with the i...
The Law of Attraction Really a Law?
Published by Albert on August 22nd 2012 | Self Help
Inside understanding the Law of Attraction, we occur to realize with the intention of we pull toward...
Car Crash Attorneys - Small Businesses That Have Succeeded to Do a Lot of Things Right
Published by LARRYLEE on August 14th 2012 | Self Help
Car crash attorneys here are 2 of them. 1. Find the right market. If you're in the store business. Y...
10 Characteristics that Define Winners
Published by Jimmie Flores on August 13th 2012 | Self Help
Success is much easier than you might think: You decide what you want to do. You take action every d...
10 Characteristics that Define Winners
Published by Jimmie Flores on August 13th 2012 | Self Help
Success is much easier than you might think: You decide what you want to do. You take action every d...