Many of us view the New Year as the perfect chance to make a fresh start. In fact, almost half (45.6 per cent) of the nation’s professionals admit that they have made New Year’s resolutions for 2018.
What’s more, more than three- quarters of those (77.2 per cent) revealed that they have made career or work-based resolutions.
That’s according to CV-Library, whose survey of 1,200 professionals sought to explore what workers want to achieve from their careers in 2018.
From the data, it’s clear that UK professionals are feeling confident about their ability to achieve their goals, with 91.5 per cent believing they will stick to their resolutions.
Workers were asked to share the changes they wanted to implement to their working life this year – and the top 10 include:
Look for a new job – 69 per cent. Exercise before or after work – 31.4 per cent.Change career – 24.3 per cent.Take a packed lunch every day to save money – 18 per cent.Get promoted by the end of the year – 14.5 per cent.Leave work on time – 14 per cent.Make a career out of their hobby – 13.6 per cent.Go back to education – 11.3 per cent.Take a lunch break everyday – 8.5 per cent.Be more social with their colleagues outside of work – 6.2 per cent.
The data also explored the effect these resolutions can have on morale, with the majority (82.8 per cent) of professionals stating that having career-based resolutions makes them feel more motivated.
What’s more, over one in four (28.7 per cent) workers have shared their goals with their colleagues, and of those that have, 82.7 per cent said their colleagues are supporting them in achieving their aims.
“With many looking for a new start in January, it’s unsurprising to see that looking for a new job tops the list of resolutions,” says CV-Library founder Lee Biggins.
“It’s also encouraging to see that such a high percentage of workers are confident they will be able to achieve their aims this year.
“January is the perfect time to set yourself career goals, as you return to work after the festive season and get ready for the year ahead.
“These resolutions can be the motivation you need to take the next exciting step in your career, so if you haven’t thought about yours yet, there is still plenty of time to set yourself resolutions for 2018!”
For more career advice, visit www.cv-library.co.uk