(MOBILE, Ala.) - Did you make any New Year's resolutions? In addition to the sometimes typical "eat better," "read more" and "get more sleep," why not set some New Year resolutions that can positively affect your career too. Here are some tips coming from the experts at Working Mother’s Magazine.
1) Communicate more. It can be all too easy to hide behind your desk. Instead, make a point of reaching out to your boss to discuss feedback on your performance. Keeping communication open on a regular basis keeps everyone on the same page and working better as a team.
2) Try for more flexibility. Believe it or not, more employers-including the government-are realizing the cost benefits of allowing staff to work from home, even if just one or two days a week.
3) Advance in your career. Too often we moms can get caught up in thinking that a promotion may mean more work, which would equal less time to spend with our families. Although historically that may have been the norm, times are changing and more working mothers are advancing higher up the ladder while still achieving work life balance.
Whether the above are a fit for you or not, make your own job resolutions and see that you follow them through. Happy New Year!