Develop new skills for the new year

Develop new skills for the new year

49 skills


Develop new skills for the new year. New skills can help you move up the career ladder.  Be ready to assume more responsibility. Prepare with new skills. Remember, both hard skills (what you know and do) as well as soft skills (communication and leadership) are needed on the job. Keep it simple! Take a class.  Read a book. Sign up for a   seminar. Find ways to expand and develop your skills.

Ask yourself what skills others have that you would like to have. Get a fried to help you practice a new skill. Ask  colleague to share how he or she learned something. Explore the library with an eye to improving your skills. There are many ways to improve your skill set. Get creative!

Business Knowledge

Consider the business knowledge you need to succeed at work.  Do you know what it takes to run a profitable business? Can you manage employees? Do you understand accounting and financial management? Evaluate your knowledge gaps. Take action to close the gaps and gain new knowledge.


Technical Skills

What technical skills are needed in your business? Are you up to date on software your company uses?  Can you search the internet? Do you know how to learn to use  new technology? Where are your technology gaps? What can you do to fill in the gaps?

Communication and Leadership

What communication skills do you need? How can you better communicate at work? What can you learn to improve your communication? Which communication skills do leaders need? What communication skills are needed in your workplace? Do you have the skills it takes?  What do you need to brush up on?

As you contemplate the skills you need, you will find that success follows. Evaluate your skill and knowledge gaps. Take action to fill in the gaps. Keep learning. Prepare yourself to be in demand now and in the future.

Take time to develop new skills for the new year.  Soon your capacity will increase.  Your job opportunities will expand.  You will be the one most likely to be hired.  It will help you prepare to move up the company ladder. Don’t wait! Invest in yourself by developing new skills for the new year.  Each new year brings new opportunities. Prepare yourself to take advantage of those opportunities in order to find success.

The Key to Success is Career planning

The Key To Success is Career planning

48 Key to success

The key to success is planning. Make it a point to regularly assess your career, decide where you want to go next, and make a plan. This will ensure that you have the continued successful career of your choice.


Key to Success is Career planning – Assess

At least once a year evaluate your career to see how you are doing. Ask yourself if you are doing what you want to be doing. Evaluate whether your current job involves doing what you like to do. Look at what you have accomplished and learned in the past year. List the skills you have developed and consider how they would transfer to a different job. Evaluate your weaknesses and opportunities of areas you can improve in.


Review business trends, growth, and patterns that would impact the job area you are in or want to be in. Look at opportunities in your field, area of interest, and your company to see how you can “grow” your career. Look at your career/life balance to see if it is the way you like it. If not consider how to change.


Key to Success is Career planning – Decide


Reflect on your interests, needs, station in life, and job demands. Consider what has changed in the last year that would change your job needs. Set career and job goals.  Determine what you want to accomplish in the coming year. Consider whether training or education  would enhance your skills and help you move to the next level or to a more desired job.


Key to Success is Career planning – Plan

Make a plan about how to take the next steps to move to what you want to do next

Divide your plan into measurable tasks that you can accomplish.


Because the key to career success is career planning,  you want to spend the time to plan. It will be worth your time. Take the time to assess, decide and implement your career plan to move forward to your career goals.


Take time to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses

Take time to evaluate

your strengths and weaknesses

47 Time to Evaluate

Take time to evaluate  your strengths and weaknesses so that you can target a job that utilizes your strengths and minimizes your weaknesses.  By knowing your weak spots, you can set goals to improve those areas where you need a bit of improvement.  This can put you in a strong position in the job market.  Here are a few questions to ask to make the evaluation.

Questions to identify your Strengths

  • What are my strengths?
  • How do I use my free time?
  • What kinds of things can I do well without even working at it?
  • Which things are easy for me to do?

Questions to identify your Weaknesses

  • What are my weaknesses?
  • In what areas would I like to improve?
  • What things are hard for me?
  • Which things  do I see others do, that I can’t do?

General Questions

  • How good am I at using technology?
  • What are my people skills like?
  • How well do I communicate?
  • What skills do I have to problem solve?
  • How well do I work with others?
  • Do I follow directions?
  • How do I influence others?
  • What management skills do I have?
  • Which  skills could I develop that would help me on the job?
  • What skills would help me move to the next level in my organization?

Once you have asked yourself these questions, consider what to do next.  When you take time to evaluate  your strengths and weaknesses, you then want to take action to improve your weaknesses.  Find ways to work to your strengths.  Do what you do best every day at work.

Tune-up your career – Learn About Legal Compliance

Tune-up your career – learn about legal compliance. 

45 Legal Compliance

Learn about legal compliance. The law applies to any organization.  Learn how it applies to your organization so you can  advance your skills and put your career in a better place. Do you know the basics of business law? What does it take to management employees within the law? How do you respond if someone is hurt on the job?  What criminal sanctions might apply to your workplace?  If you find you are lacking some answers, consider taking a course to increase your knowledge of the law.

Employment Law Fundamentals

Workers Compensation

Real Estate Law

Introduction to Criminal Law

HIPAA Compliance

Legal Nurse Consulting

Business Law

Consider the law you need to know for your business and take a few minutes to tune up your career by increasing your knowledge of the law.  Prepare now.  Get the knowledge you need to tune-up your career.  Increase your knowledge of with legal compliance.  Do what it takes to advance on the job.