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6 ways to get your career back on track in 2018

Not happy with where your career seems to be going? Here's how to change things for the better.


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Whether you hit a career slump this year or, worse yet, got demoted, there's no reason to think you can't quickly turn things around. With a new year right around the corner, now's the perfect time to map out a strategy for revitalizing your career. Click through to see six solutions that'll help you get back on track.

 
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No matter your line of work, there's no such thing as having too many skills. If your career needs a boost, work on expanding your knowledge set next year so that you not only increase your job-related options, but become the sort of worker your employer comes to rely on. This could mean taking a course, getting certified in your field, or shadowing other people in your company to learn from them. Or, it could mean beefing up some universal job skills, like time management and communication.
 
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Many people scoff at the idea of hiring a career counselor. After all, why pay a professional to help you find a new job or improve at your current one when you can enlist the help of friends and colleagues, or just pledge to work on things yourself?

The benefit of career counselors, though, is that they're trained to help you understand the things that hold you back at work, and the things that make you tick. You might, for example, keep working tirelessly to bust out of a dead-end job, only to realize that you're in the wrong profession entirely. Or, you might think you're incapable of moving up at your company, only to learn that a few key changes will likely improve your odds. Though not all career counselors are created equal, there are many who are quite good at what they do, so if you're stuck in a bad spot career-wise, consider giving one a shot.

The start of a new year is a great time to reassess your career and work to improve it. Follow these tips, and with any luck, 2018 will be your most successful one yet.


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