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Looking to 2019, How Can You Make the Upcoming Year Your Best Year Yet?

December is right around the corner, which means 2019 is only a few weeks away. If you’re thinking about looking for new jobs in Allentown, PA in the new year, it’s never too early to start crafting your strategy.

You’re in no rush to leave your current job, but you know you’ve outgrown it. The company is a good place to work and you’re surrounded by great people, so you’ve stayed put longer than you probably should’ve. However, you’re finally determined the new year is when your next chapter begins.

Four Ways to Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

Create Actionable Goals

You’re ready to make a big career move next year, so it’s never to early to start planning. Figure out where you’re headed, then make a list of goals to help you get there. Vague objectives are essentially made to be broken, so make yours S.M.A.R.T. — specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound. This will hold you accountable for accomplishing the kind of achievements that will make 2019 amazing.

Make Networking a Priority

Who you know can play a heavy hand in a job search. Start networking to increase your chances of meeting someone with the ability to open doors that will change your career for the better. Consider joining a professional association with regular activities for members, attending networking events and asking existing contacts for introductions to people in their networks who could help.

Brush Up Your Skills

Getting to the next level might involve learning a few new skills. Give your current skillset an honest evaluation. Take action if you’re lacking any abilities or aren’t as competent as you’d like. This might involve enrolling in a graduate program, attending a seminar or working a volunteer role where you can learn the necessary skills.

Take on a Staffing Partner

Turning your career aspirations into reality is exciting, but it’s also a lot of work. Ease the pressure by joining forces with a recruiter. They’ll help you figure out what you need to do to be competitive for the kind of jobs you want, and when the time comes, they’ll connect you with exclusive opportunities at companies that meet your needs.

Ready to start the next step in your career?

HTSS, Inc. wants to help you find your dream job in 2019! Get in touch today to discuss your goals for the future, so we can connect you with a top Lehigh Valley employer where you’re destined to shine.


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As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.