9 end-of-year career moves to help you finish 2016 strong - Monster.com

As December wraps up, you might be laser-focused on holiday shopping, PTO, and lots of hot cocoa—maybe even a handsome bonus from your employer. But before you check out entirely, use these last few days to make some small but meaningful career moves and you’ll be ready to make 2017 your best career year ever.

“Many employees mentally check out during the holidays,” says Belinda Plutz, founder of New York-based Career Mentors Inc. She says, however, the key is to stay engaged and use December to productively wrap up the year.

So, take a few minutes away from online shopping (it’s OK, everyone does it), hold off on the office eggnog for now, and take these action steps to close the book on 2016—for good.

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