GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- This time of year many of us are quick to make resolutions. Whether it's to lose weight, get in shape, save money or check some things off their bucket list. Many times that resolution is related to their career - starting a second career, finding work/life balance or professional fulfillment, searching for a new job or getting that promotion.

You've said your career resolution out loud, Now What?

Karen Kodzik of St. Paul-based Cultivating Careers and author of the book "Navigating Through Now What?" counsels individuals that the best place to start is to take the time to set goals.

Today Kodzik shared advice on how to uncover your "true" career goals and the

steps for making your career resolution come true in the New Year. According to Kodzik, the individuals should:

*Examine your current position and make sure it aligns with your interests,strengths and values.

*Create a "me" folder to capture your successes throughout the year.

*Make sure your resume is up to date and check it periodically throughout the year.

*Set up and cultivate your Linkedin profile.

*Create a regular plan for developing and fostering your network throughout the year.