Managing Your Career
Feel underpaid? Overworked? Unappreciated? Honestly, griping about it just makes everyone around you miserable--and can really undermine your career progression. Here are five things you should stop complaining about at work, and five positive things you should do instead.
All top businesses build strategic plans for their short- and long-term development. Your career is no less important--and it can benefit just as much from focused strategic planning. The best strategic plans are flexible, work in both the short and long term, and reflect your specific career goals. Whether you are currently employed or are between jobs, you can put the following steps to work in creating a strategic plan for "YOU Inc." that moves your career forward.
Whether you've been on the job for years, or are just starting in a new position, shyness can severely undermine your professional success. But your situation isn't hopeless--you just need the right tools! Use these ideas to come out of your shell, achieve more, and even use your natural personality to your advantage.
Multitasking used to be the name of the game. The more you could do at once, the more productive you were thought to be.
Every day, we juggle multiple devices along with multiple responsibilities. It's ironic that with all of these productivity tools at our fingertips--laptops, tablets and smartphones--we're less productive than ever.
When I first graduated from business school, I leveraged our school's alumni network to seek advice on securing my first job. One successful businessperson I spoke to advised that starting a blog would be one of the best things I could do to advance in my career. Looking back, I completely agree with this advice. Building a blog is one of the best tools for getting started and advancing in your career field. If you don't have a personal blog yet, I hope to provide some concrete reasons in this article on why you must start one today.
The resume--and other details of the job hunt--certainly are changing. Resumes are morphing into a combination of digital identity and the traditional summary of work experience and skills. And perhaps what has changed the most is how your work history affects your job hunt.