2022 is right around the corner. Now is the time to position yourself for success at work in the new year. Implement these tips to elevate your EHS career in 2022:

1. Plan out your goals.

Many people wait until the last minute to start thinking about their career goals for the upcoming year. However, if you start planning your goals now, you will be more likely to accomplish them in 2022. Take the time to reflect on how you would like your career to progress in 2022, determine your goals, and write down the action steps you need to take to achieve them.

2. Attend a training course.

If you’re looking to strengthen your professional skills, consider enrolling in an in-person or virtual EHS course. This is a good way to expand or improve your abilities and end 2021 on a positive note. You will also increase your chances of getting promoted and earning a raise in the new year.

Aarcher Institute is a leading provider of professional training courses in environmental compliance and management. We still have several courses available in 2021 to help you control organizational risk and ensure sustained compliance. Click here to view our course schedule.

3. Update your resume and LinkedIn profile.

Throughout 2021, you have likely acquired new skills and made multiple accomplishments. Now is a great time to audit your resume and LinkedIn profile to determine what needs to be updated and add those new skills and achievements. Keeping your resume and LinkedIn profile current will open you up to more professional opportunities.

4. Pursue a certification.

Obtaining an EHS certification is an excellent way to advance your career, and it will help you stand out as a leader at work and in your industry. There are numerous certifications you can consider, including Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), or Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician (OHST). View our full list of EHS certifications that are in demand by a variety of employers: 10 of the Best EHS Certifications to Pursue.

5. Expand your professional network. Growing your network with people working in the EHS industry will allow you to better keep your finger on the pulse when it comes to new jobs and professional opportunities. Use LinkedIn to connect with colleagues working in your industry and find training and resources from leaders in your field.

The new year will be here before we know it — don’t prepare for it on New Year’s Eve! Leverage these strategies to set yourself up for EHS career success in 2022.