Advice for Returning to Work After Labor Day

workIs there a harder day to come back to work than after Labor Day Weekend?

For those of us who work with seasons, the answer is “NO.” Another summer has come and gone, and before you know it, the days will be shorter and the leaves will fall off the trees. Say goodbye to bathing suits and frozen margaritas and hello sweaters and pumpkin beer…I guess it’s not all that bad.

Now that summer is unofficially over, it’s “go time” at work. Below are some tips to kick your butt back into gear.

Readjust your goals

Strategically and realistically create your goals, write them down and commit to not only achieving your goals, but beating them. Here are some ways to keep motivated and track your goals:

  1. Visuals – Write them on a blackboard, whiteboard, in a journal or electronically on your phone or iPad. Constantly remind yourself of your goals so you don’t forget about them or let them slide.
  2. Rewards – Make a reward for yourself for when, and if you hit your goals. A mini vacation, that new jacket or a celebratory night out with some friends.
  3. Talk about it – Talk about your goals with your friends, managers and coworkers. That way you are held accountable.

Advance your career

Improve your skills, earning potential and credibility by signing up for a new certification or class.

For example, every Wednesday this fall, a group of recruiters at DAVIS will be getting together to study for the ASA CSP (Certified Staffing Professional) certification. There are plenty of ways to stay fresh in whatever your position or industry may be. So sign up for that class you’ve always wanted to take.

I know it’s not easy coming back to work after Labor Day, but follow these steps and you’ll be earning that pumpkin beer in no time. Go get em!

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