Happy New Career!


new years resolutions on blackboard2019 brings an opportunity to reflect on your career and think about which direction you might want to go in the future. Creating new career resolutions and achieving them may feel easier said than done. However, by creating a career plan, setting yourself smart goals and using the GROW model you can plan and organise your career to achieve your Happy New Career in 2019.

What will be your New Year Resolution?

Are you looking for a promotion? Do you want to take on more responsibilities? Are you considering a change in direction? Are you planning to work for yourself? Whatever your new career resolution, you need to be clear on where you are now and what your GOAL is to help you plan to get to where you want to be.

Using the GROW model

The GROW model will help you to create a clear career strategy.  The model was originally developed in the 1980s by business coaches Graham Alexander, Alan Fine, and Sir John Whitmore.



Firstly you need to decide where you are going (the goal) Look to the future and visual yourself achieving that goal. What will it look like, feel like, sound like when you are there?

  • What is your goal?
  • What do you want to achieve?
  • When do you want to achieve it by?


This is the part of the model which determines if the goal is realistic. Ask yourself - is your goal realistic?

  • What is happening right now that makes you want to work towards this goal?
  • What have you done about your goal so far? What were the results?
  • What may hold you back? Are there personal, work, time constraints to be aware of?


You then need to explore how you are going to achieve your goal, what are your options?  What actions do you need to take?

  • What options do you have?
  • What will you do next? Who else could help you?
  • Looking at your list of options, which ones could you focus on first?


This is your opportunity to establish what your actions will be to determine the way forward with your goal.

  • On a scale of 1-10, how committed and motivated are you to achieving your goal?
  • When are you going to do it?
  • Who needs to know about your plan of action? Who can support you?
  • What challenges might you face and how will you overcome them?

Choose a goal that matters to you and don’t be deterred by any challenges you face along the way. Be confident in your own ability and be flexible if you need to change any aspects of your goal.

Renovo is one of the UK’s leading providers of outplacement and career transition support. We work with both organisations and individuals to support all their career transition requirements. If you would like to understand how Renovo can help you please call 0800 612 2011 or email info@renovo.co.uk

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