Have you had specific timelines for goals, whether personal or professional — such as be married by X age, get a new job after X years, or make partner or joining the C-suite by a certain age?
As the end of the year approaches, what kind of end-of-year career assessments are you doing? Are you making end-of-year career goals?
Readers, what career lessons have you learned from others? Have you been surprised to see who has “succeeded” and who “failed”? (Has watching others’ careers changed how you define success and failure?)
In Nov. 2013, we asked you guys to share your career plans and personal dreams with us — so let’s get some updates and do the exercise again. Where do you want/think you’ll be in five years — and in ten years? What do you think the major challenges are that you’ll encounter?
Career-related resolutions are really common this time of the year — and like everything else a plan of attack makes a huge difference in your success. How are you calendaring and planning right now to ensure success for your career-related resolutions? How COULD you be?
Do you like your job (or career)? If you were asked, “is your job right for you,” what would you say? There are a number of different ways to ponder this question — whether the work-life balance you’ve got is the job/career is the work-life balance you want; whether the salary for the job is … Read More about Red, Yellow, Green: Is Your Job Right For You?
We rounded up some great books on how to make the most of your time, how to network like a pro, how to create a 12-week year, and more!
2019 Update: This article was originally published on Nov. 25, 2013. If you originally commented, please copy your original comment and paste it and an update on our new post pondering five-year career goals and generally updating this older post. Where do you think you’ll be in five years? TEN years? How do you think … Read More about Scroll Forward In Your Palm Pilots…
Looking for the best tips on changing careers? These are Kat’s best tips on how to find a new career — and what to consider before you start making moves.
How do you find out about professional organizations that could be a good fit for you and your goals? How do you decide which organizations to join, whether for networking in your niche, business development/new clients, or just better opportunities? Ladies, what are your best tips for finding worthwhile professional organizations? Psst: We’ve also looked at volunteering and … Read More about Finding and Joining Professional Organizations
Update: We still stand by this advice on how to become a better manager (and links have been updated below), but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on online women’s management training. How do you become a boss and a more effective leader — whether you’re new to management or you’ve supervised people for a while and want to … Read More about Becoming a Better Manager: Books and Online Resources
Should you have a career plan at all? Why? How should you go about creating a career plan? We’ve talked about how to change careers, and even tried to collect people’s 5-year career goals, but we haven’t really talked about HOW to plan your career, and I’m curious to hear what readers say. For my $.02: … Read More about Career Plans: If, Why, How