Networking is a key career self management behaviour. How good are you at networking? This article outlines the top 5 most common networking mistakes. I think avoiding number 1 on the list is the most ciritcal foundation for building effective relationships within your network. What do you think?
How do you 'up your value' at work? This article, although a few years old, highlights some great key points!
1. Think outside your cubicle 2. Gain transferable skills 3. Build a legion of colleagues on your social networks 4. Become the ultimate mobile worker 5. Keep your eyes on the latest trends 6. Gain a following outside of work
"Trust not what inspires other members of society to choose a career. Trust what inspires you. From this decision alone will come over a third of your satisfaction or misery in your life." ~ from the Lazy Person's Guide to Success
Education information is not just for high school and uni students - there's plenty out there for adults too. Careers Adviser Karen Murray focusses on what you need to think about if you're planning a career change?
Amazon.com: Forget the Yellow Brick Road (9781439249642):
In Forget the Yellow Brick Road, Liz Green (me) pulls from the story of The Wizard of Oz and the spirited Dorothy on her trek to Oz to remind us that the road to success can take us in many unique and exciting directions. Even more compelling is the message that there is no single path, despite what women are often taught, and those who take risks and acknowledge each step forward as a success will benefit from the journey. Written in a tone both playful and serious, women will resonate with the messages and find purpose and reason in the choices Dorothy makes throughout her career. From understanding success to finding the courage to accept change, moving forward as an individual and sometimes eschewing the traditional, she reminds us at every turn that this journey of discovery is more than a metaphor for living; it is the focal point of a fulfilling, joyful, and purposeful life.
Self promotion may seem unAustralian, but is an important skill when it comes to career self management. Some find this task harder than others, particularly those that are introverts. This pod cast contains some useful tips on self promotion for career success for both introverts and extroverts.
Careers that are driven more by individuals then organisations have been given the name 'protean careers'. Such careers are propelled by a need for pyschological success rather than by traditional external measures of success. Douglas Hall (1996) remarks; 'Our career focus has shifted inward. The driving questions are now more about meaning than money, purpose than power, identity than ego, and learning than attainments.' Is this how you see your career?
Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure - and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. I love this frank and refreshing perspective on career and success. Do you agree with Alain?
In our information-rich society there is an ever increasing demand for workers in the fields of computers, health care, science and space technology—much of it driven by the demands of the retiring baby boomers. Have you considered the future of your industry and the impact it may have on your career span?