New Year! New Resolution!
Setting your career goal.
Hello, Happy New Year 2023!
January often marks the beginning of ‘New Year Resolutions’. Many set fitness goals, work goals, personal goals and of course career goals that they want to achieve that year. While some manage to stick with them (Good on’em), rest of us forget about it by the third month. You career goal need not be that way!
Here’s our tips on setting and sticking with your career goal.
Set a goal that is SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant/Relevant and Time Bound) for the year. Break that goal down into monthly and weekly targets. And measure them weekly, monthly to see whether you hit/miss your goal. Don’t be disappointed if you don’t hit your goal for that week, try to make it up in the next week but make sure you don’t miss your goals consistently because consistency is the Key!
Surround yourself with peers and mentors that help you achieve your goal. Perhaps setting a goal with your buddy and you can keep each other accountable?
Be open to new experiences and new learnings and where needed be open to calibrating your goal. Remember, the magic of achieve your goal is not just achieving the goal but the learnings you have during the process of getting there!
Good Luck with your New Year Resolution!
Laxmi (Founder, Illume Foundation)
The Road Less Travelled: A plunge into startups with Startup Gippsland by An Duong
An and Startup Gippsland Crew. Photo courtesy- An
“Working in a startup environment compelled me to wear different hats, which enabled a wide application of knowledge. In fact, theories from different subjects surfaced and helped in advancing my work progress. There existed; however, a theory-practice gap where I found myself knowing how to perform a task but lacking the capability to execute it. Such realisations help me recognise my weaknesses, which in turn, helps visualise the path I must take to expand my knowledge - that is to equip myself with the necessary skill sets to bridge the gap between knowing and doing.” An Duong, Masters student at the University of Melbourne.
Read more about his experience interning at a startup BLOG here.
Illume Fellowship March-April Intake is now Open!!! Hurry as places are limited!
Illume Foundation provides experiential learning at a Startup, whether your desire is to start a company/business someday or work for a startup or get that work experience in your field of study.
Graduates of Illume have not only gotten a job in their field faster than their peers, they’ve also been able to find a community that they can reach out.
Learn more about the March Intake here: PROGRAM FLYER
To our Illume Fellows, Jane, Brendan and Luna for securing your Graduate Roles!
Graduate Paid Position Openings
We’re hiring for Graduate positions in:
Graduate Data Engineering
Accounting and Finance (Excel skills required)
Alright, that’s a wrap from us- before we go! Illume is hosting some fabulous events to bring the student and graduate community together, tell us what types of events you’d like to attend :).
DROP A LINE HERE
See you next time!