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10 Career Resolutions for the New Year

10 Career Resolutions for the New Year

Dan Miller/Monster.com Contributor

8. Manage Across

Even if you work primarily alone, be sure to make time to understand your peers’ roles and how they go about their jobs. Show an interest. Don’t just choose a few friends and become part of a clique. High school is over. You never know when you may need people — or be reporting to them.

9. Communicate

Don’t leave people waiting for answers. If you’re in an e-mail environment, return e-mails promptly. Let people know what you’re doing. If you’re working on a project, always ask yourself who needs to know about it, then tell them. Talk to people; give them a heads up. And when someone helps you out, be sure to thank him. It’s amazing this even needs to be on a list, but bad communicators abound. Don’t be one of them.

10. Make Time for Play

Have fun. Work hard, but smile while you’re doing it. No one likes a grump. Approach each day with a positive spirit and stay loose. Enjoy your family and friends as well. Make time for them — and you. It’s called work/life balance. All work and no play makes life a chore.

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