- What are employers looking for?
- What will make you a better leader?
- What will take your career farther?
- What will make you successful?
As the owner of our career, I think we need to be able to answer these questions. I am not sure if there is a right answer or a "right for now" answer, but it is worth asking yourself and others.
I started following a new blog A Smart Bear written by Jason Cohen. I've categorized his blog and several others under "GREAT THINKERS" in my reader. His interests and focus are a bit out of my typical reading, AND I enjoy this. Reading or skimming, on other topics offers me a fresh perspective, and thus today's post.
Jason is engaging his audience and so much of the value in reading his blog comes from the comments as well as his post.
Enough with the "Expert" Guilt is a recent post I am hoping you will have time to read and ponder. As you read remember that you are an entrepreneur- the owner, VP, COO of your own business, YOU! Everything that he is writing about certainly fits or can be made to fit your situation.
It isn't enough to focus on your next job. You want to manage your career and that requires some thought and effort too!
The Two Absolutely Most Useful Skills for
Managing Your Time by Dan Erwin outlines what you can do to better become in charge of your time.
1) Identify your top 3 priorities (this is not as easy as it sounds). See Dan's post for an example.
2) Do the thing you hate doing most FIRST.
Managing your career is about taking an active role, not a passive role. Be the driver not the back seat traveler. Get in the game!
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.