Open Thread | What’s Your 2019 Career Resolution?

As winter really kicks it into high gear (unless, of course, you’re in the Southern Hemisphere and just settling into summer, in which case, please take me with you!), it seems that New Year’s resolution season is upon us again!

And as you may have come to realize over the years, making a commitment to adopt a new habit or make a change is always more successful when there’s at least some level of accountability.

Take this space right here on Idealist Careers to share your 2019 career resolutions so that you can be held accountable for all of the amazing things that you want to achieve in the new year.

Share your professional resolutions

Completing your grad school applications? Starting your job search in a brand new city? Committing to attend at least one networking event each month? Vowing to stop sneaking your coworkers lunch out of the shared fridge? Whatever your 2019 career resolution, share it in the comments and keep us posted on your progress, challenges, and success!

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    • David Battle
    • December 29, 2018

    One of my 2019 resolutions:

    Becoming an online fundraiser for various causes.

    Challenges: 1. Finding out information and avenues to get started and continue. 2. Funding to support myself and the operations.

    Assets: Having social media management tool (Hootsuite) and social media account (LinkedIn) with the intention of adding more

      • Alexis Perrotta
      • January 9, 2019

      Thanks, David! Maybe we here at Idealist Careers can help. Are you looking to set up a page to raise funds for a particular organization? Or perhaps you’re planning to hold a one time event? Let us know if you have trouble finding the resources you need to make your resolution a reality and we’ll see what we can offer!

    • Bianca Bradford
    • December 30, 2018

    I am a first-time manager, and my New Year’s resolution for 2019 is to spend individual time each week with each of my direct reports. They’re great at what they do, but I want to make sure that I’m helping them get the support and opportunities they need to reach their professional goals.

      • Alexis Perrotta
      • January 9, 2019

      Hi Bianca, thanks for sharing your resolution! Just to drill a bit deeper, what’s your plan for making your resolution happen? What tools and/or resources will you use?

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