With every new year, we make a promise to our resolutions that that we won’t abandon them, that this year will be different. By February, we can’t even remember what they were.

It’s time to get serious about turning ourselves around — and we can help.

All this week, we’ve got great step-by-step AvantGuild features to help media professionals shed their old habits and begin anew in 2012.

Resolution #1: Stop procrastinating. [January 3] We’re all guilty of this one. But veteran freelancers teach us the tricks on how to turn those distracting habits into productivity in 5 Time Management Tips for Freelancers.

Resolution #2: Pitch perfectly. [January 4] If those editors haven’t been biting on your pitches, maybe it’s time to rethink your strategy. In Pitch Perfect: 7 Steps to Landing the Assignment, editors dish on what they think are can’t-say-no-to-this queries.

Resolution #3: Land that job. [January 5] Don’t just twiddle your thumbs after an important interview. Make sure that position is yours by following the key steps in After the Interview: 8 Key Steps to Land the Job.

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