2016 is just around the corner and what a great time of year to set career goals for yourself. In IT, technology is constantly evolving and the importance of staying ahead than behind is essential in this field. Here are a few ways to continue personal growth.
Read: Stay up-to-date on the latest trends in technology. If you don’t know what is going on, you will not be able to come up with those creative solutions of the future.
Certifications: During your year-end review find out the direction of your department/team and what skills would be beneficial for next year’s projects. Not only will you look ambitious, but you will also add a skill to your resume that will assist in advancing your career.
Workout Regime: Implementing a work out routine into your weekly schedule is one of the best things you can do for your work environment. Working out compliments stress management, enhances your moods with endorphin release, and overall cause you to look and feel better. There are no cons to adding this to your daily life.
Community: It is way too easy to become stagnant in life. I am sure you have heard the phrase “You are who you hang out with.” In my experience, when you surround yourself with peers who are smart and ambitious – you too will become smarter and more ambitious. Surround yourself with peers that have great qualities you can learn from. Surround yourself with people who inspire and encourage you. Community is such an imperative tool in life.