Is a career change on your list of New Year’s resolutions?
According to a survey by the U.S. government, the third most popular New Year’s resolution is to ‘get a better education’, which is followed by ‘get a better job’. If one of those resolutions is on your list, enrolling in an MBA program is a feasible way to turn that resolution into a reality.
Unfortunately, everyone knows it’s easy to make resolutions; keeping them is much harder.
According to the article, 11 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Jump-Start Your Career, it’s common to have career-related New Year’s resolutions because work is such a integral part of a person’s daily life. And, the best way to stick to your career-related goals for the coming year is to create an actual plan. Then, set little goals to make it happen.
If you’ve tried that in the past and haven’t been successful, why not use technology to help you reach your goals? For those who need motivation, the app 43Things might be useful. They call themselves the ‘largest goal setting community’; you list your goals, share your progress and cheer each other on.
Another app, stickK, created by Yale University economists has people create what they call a commitment contract. Here’s how it works: You make a commitment to complete a goal by a specific time and state the amount of money you will pay if you are unsuccessful. StickK sends you email reminders, a commitment journal to track your progress, and an entire community of support to help you work towards your goals. If you fail to reach your goal, the amount of your financial commitment is charged to your credit card and given to the charity or the friend you designated.
And, for everyone who makes a resolution to get a better job, know that earning an MBA degree is an excellent way to turn that resolution into a reality. Make 2014 the year you stop dreaming about advancing your education and landing a better job by enrolling in an MBA program. Click here to learn about Alvernia’s MBA options.