40 Tips to Help You Accomplish Your Professional Goals in 2013

It’s time to make some changes this year. And if you’re not sure what kind of career resolution you should set for yourself, take a look at this list, and pick one or more!

1. Find a work mentor
2. Organize a volunteer activity
3. Record your achievements
4. Ask your boss for feedback
5. Set monthly goals
6. Remove the clutter from your desk
7. Be more prompt about answering emails
8. Find a new work buddy
9. Send more professional emails
10. Lend a hand to a co-worker
11. Take on a new responsibility
12. Ask for a promotion
13. Take a class that will help you with work
14. Go to more networking events
15. Update your LinkedIn profile
16. Delegate more
17. Organize work socials
18. Plan further in advance
19. Take vacation time
20. Wake up earlier
21. Send thank-you cards to show appreciation
22. Take a short break in the afternoon for a walk
23. Focus on the positives of work instead of the negatives
24. Read books related to your field
25. Find a better system for organizing emails
26. Offer to mentor someone
27. Pack your lunch for work
28. Do a better job of managing
29. Avoid office gossip
30. Take public transportation to work
31. Cut back on caffeine and sugar during work hours
32. Give positive and constructive feedback to co-workers
33. Ask for more feedback from peers
34. Don’t do work on vacation unless required
35. Don’t relay important news over email
36. File your expenses on time
37. Turn in projects before their deadlines
38. Seek out work when you have downtime
39. Take advantage of health benefits
40. Join your local Toastmasters

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