8 January 2018
The top 10 UK workers New Year’s Resolutions

For many, New Year’s resolutions seem like a great idea, but a few weeks into January and they are non-existent or forgotten. By creating some resolutions for your work however may help to inspire or motivate you to achieve your set goals throughout the year. According to new research conducted by CV-Library, over ¾ of people making resolutions have at least one that is work related.

Following on from our blog last week Surge in applicants this New Year we can’t help but guess what the number one spot is.


Does your work resolution make the list?

  1. Look for a new job – 69%
  2. Exercise before or after work – 31.4%
  3. Change career paths – 24.3%
  4. Take a packed lunch every day to save money – 18%
  5. Get promoted by the end of the year – 14.5%
  6. Leave work on time – 14%
  7. Make a career out of their hobby – 13.6%
  8. Go back to education – 11.3%
  9. Take a lunch break everyday – 8.5%
  10. Be more social with their colleagues outside of work – 6.2%

Lee Biggins, Founder and Managing Director of CV-Library commented that as January is usually considered the perfect time to set career goals, it’s very positive that many are.

He said: “It’s positive to see that so many of the nation’s professionals are setting themselves up for a great start to 2018. With many looking for a new start in January it’s unsurprising to see that looking for a new job tops the list of New Year’s resolutions.

“January is the perfect time to set yourself career goals, as you return to work after the festive season and ready for the year ahead.”

If you haven’t decided upon your New Years resolutions yet or have not dedicated any to your job, then maybe the above list can help inspire you. If your goal is to find a new job then get in touch with us today.

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