Dec 28, 2016 10:51 AM EST

Career Advice: How To Own 2017 And Make It A Great Year

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A few days more and it will be 2017. Most people are spending the last days in 2016 preparing for parties and reunions and gatherings. However, for career-minded people, the days would be better spent planning on how to turn 2017 into a successful year career-wise.

Forbes reported that a great strategic career plan would help people achieve their career goals. Each career plan would depend on what you want to achieve and how far you want your career to go in 2017.

Before creating a strategic career plan, it would also be good to reflect on your weaknesses and strengths. You have to know which part of your career you need to improve on whether its developing your management skills or networking skills. If you are an introvert and you need to work on your networking skill, Jobs & Hire had an article about tips and tricks that might help you.

It is also important to get another perspective regarding your career goals. Finding a mentor is challenging, but if you successfully connected with one, he or she can help you on setting your career goals and achieving them. You can also tap the brains of your parents and colleagues for their input.

As with everything else, focusing on your goals is a key factor in succeeding. Make sure that you spent your energy on tasks that will help improve your career. Look at your schedule and eliminate activities that left you drained.

Learn how to persevere especially during challenging times. If you need to pause for a break and reconsider your goals and choices, do so. However, make sure that you stay on the path that you want. Try not to be pressured into doing things that would make you uncomfortable. At the end of the day, it is your career, so it is your responsibility to make sure that you will end up fulfilled.

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