Looking back over my work (not sure if I can truly call it a career), I've been lucky and I've been stupid. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. If I had only known then what I know now…
I've been writing some advice for graduating college students to get involved and build relationships. I wrote those things and meant them, however, I only half heartedly did that myself.
The same is true about the advice I provide about managing your career. I can't say I've always practiced what I preach. But when I write about things, I look at how I "should" have done it, learning from my own mistakes or mishaps; as well as from looking at the mentors and sages of the world.
Sometimes I've coasted through- not engaging, not networking. I can say, however, that now that I've seen the light of living an engaged and networked career, it is so much more fulfilling.
I hope you all will know the feeling of being fulfilled! It isn't all work, it isn't all play. It is a balance that rejuvenates your spirit, mind and body.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.