50 Tasks—Big and Small—to Tackle on the Job

50 Tasks—Big and Small—to Tackle on the Job

It's time to make some changes — both big and small — this year. And if you're not sure what kind of career resolution you should set for yourself, take a look at this list, and pick one or more!

1. Find a work mentor
2. Organize a volunteer activity
3. Record your achievements
4. Ask your boss for feedback
5. Schedule regular check-ins with your boss
6. Set monthly goals
7. Remove the clutter from your desk
8. Clean up your to-do list
9. Be more prompt about answering emails
10. Find a new work buddy
11. Send more professional emails
12. Lend a hand to a co-worker
13. Take on a new responsibility
14. Organize an event at work
15. Ask for a promotion
16. Request a raise
17. Take a class that will help you with work
18. Go to more networking events
19. Update your LinkedIn profile
20. Give your résumé a makeover
21. Delegate more
22. Organize work socials
23. Plan further in advance
24. Take vacation time
25. Make note of your time-sucks and try to work on them
26. Wake up earlier
27. Send thank-you cards to show appreciation
28. Take a short break in the afternoon for a walk
29. Focus on the positives of work instead of the negatives
30. Read books related to your field
31. Find a better system for organizing emails
32. Clean out your computer
33. Offer to mentor someone
34. Pack your lunch for work
35. Reach out to a co-worker you feel like you need to get to know better
36. Do a better job of managing
37. Avoid office gossip
38. Take public transportation to work
39. Cut back on caffeine and sugar during work hours
40. Give positive and constructive feedback to co-workers
41. Ask for more feedback from peers
42. Don't do work on vacation unless required
43. Don't relay important news over email
44. File your expenses on time
45. Turn in projects before their deadlines
46. Seek out work when you have downtime
47. Take advantage of health benefits
48. Ask for PTO in advance so you get your desired dates off
49. Cut words like "um" or "like" from your vocabulary
50. Join your local Toastmasters

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