January: The Month of the Detox

January: The Month of the Detox

Andrew Kitchen 02.01.2018

Although we all start with good intentions, lets face it, by the end of January, many of you will have broken your New Years resolutions. If you haven’t, well done and keep at it, as you will reap the rewards soon.

Although we all start with good intentions, lets face it, by the end of January, many of you will have broken your New Year’s resolutions. If you haven’t, well done and keep at it, as you will reap the rewards soon. 

A common resolution is that of the diet “detox”, the idea that you can wash away your calorific sins, a perceived antidote to our fast-food lifestyles. However, detoxing is not only used for your body but in your career. Recruiters, like myself, are here to guide the candidate through this ‘detox’ process because many are frustrated with limited career progression, colleagues and work life balance. The aim is to cleanse your career and present possible career choices whilst filtering prospects suitable to the individual.

Many people find themselves stuck in a career or pigeon holed in an area of their business that isn’t challenging them. Of course, like any diet, change isn’t easy and at times, detrimental to a person’s health. However, being proactive is key to making any change worthwhile. I firmly believe that there is the right opportunity out there for everyone.

Anyone wanting to revitalise their career should:

  • Set future objectives such as life goals and/or important milestones.
  • Make yourself fit to move on and up. 
  • Differentiate yourself in a competitive job market. 
  • Take positive action to achieve a successful future.
  • Build up the right skills and competencies.

 

There is no easy way to get to where you want to be, whether it be losing that Christmas weight, or seeking the promotion you want this year. Maximum benefits from any type of change is always seen to have more successful and longer lasting positive effects from a long term approach. 

(Balanced diet + passion) energy + hard work =  you, but better for 2018!

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Manager | Audit
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