It’s everyone’s favorite time of year to promise to stop doing all the things they do now, and start doing all the stuff they don’t. In other words, become entirely new people to coincide with a calendar. How about taking on a few tasks that are not too overwhelming, but could help you become a happier employee? Whether you’re looking for a new job, or just a newfound enthusiasm for your current one, these ideas are way easier than giving up gluten or running a marathon. become a happier employee

Here are some resolutions that could help you become a happier employee:

Whether you’ve had your business for years or just finished the first one, a new year offers a natural time to assess where you are and where you want to be. Annual checks for businesses aren’t meant to replace the more frequent monitoring of your business. Regular activity like sales targets and budgets should be happening monthly, if not more often. But a few tasks just need a once a year check-in to make sure you don’t need to make any adjustments. annual checks for businesses

Here are some annual checks for businesses to consider soon:

Whether you’ve started your own company, or been hired to run someone else’s, being the boss is exciting. After all it’s a statement that you have the ability and confidence to be the last word on all things. No matter where you are in your career, there is a satisfying sense of accomplishment. And no one tells you what to do…sort of. So it might be surprising as you settle into the role and discover all is not as you expected. being the boss

Here are some surprising things about being the boss:

It’s a common belief that hiring slows, or even stops, during the holiday season. As a result, many of those who have been dutifully networking, applying and interviewing, shelve their efforts to resume in the new year. Job hunting during the holidays might seem like a waste of time. It’s not – maybe Santa can’t gift wrap a new opportunity, but that doesn’t mean you should stop looking. job hunting during the holidays

Things to consider when job hunting during the holidays:

When you’re in college, or just a young person generally, it sometimes seems like getting a mentor is unnecessary. There are so many people who naturally can help steer your path: parents, professors, school counselors. So recognizing the value of mentorship is buried in the benefits you reap through a community of informal advisers. But once you are out pursuing a career, you may slowly realize that your parents don’t have experience directly relevant to your profession, and your university umbrella of support begins to fade into the past. getting a mentor

Here’s why you should consider getting a mentor:

Like clockwork, the commercials and emails and online ads for the holidays arrived just as turkeys landed on tables across the country. We’re officially in the holiday season, and there’s no turning back until January 2. For some, this is the most special part of the year, getting ready to spend time with family, decorate the house and indulge in seasonal savories. And it can be easy to survive the holiday season at work if that’s how you see it. But taking all that jolly spirit to the office can be tricky for some. holiday season at work

Here’s how to handle the holiday season at work:

When you’re looking for a job, it’s natural to be aware of your dress, your comments, and your actions. But once you’ve been working for a while, it can be tough to stay aware of what you do on daily basis. And yet, you might have unprofessional work habits, and without realizing it, be hurting your reputation. unprofessional work habits

Watch for these unprofessional work habits:

If you’re in the job market, you may already have a strong sense of what you’d like to do next. If you want to stay in your current line of work, then it’s fairly straightforward what kinds of job postings to look for, potential employers and trends in the market. But what if you don’t know what you want do? And what if you don’t have a college degree? Although more and more opportunities require a university education in the United States, there are great jobs that don’t require a college degree. jobs that don't require a college degree

Here are some jobs that don't require a college degree that you should consider:

So, you might be sick of the idea of older and wiser. Or, “you’ll understand when you’re older”. Or. . .well, fill in your favorite “experience matters” cliché. But. Well, the truth is, more experienced workers can be a really valuable asset to your team. So consider why you should hire older workers to help grow your business. hire older workers

Reasons why you might want to hire older workers: