We all had a great time watching the solar eclipse recently, whether it was in person or on TV but the last thing you want is for your career to be eclipsed. You are busier than ever, but you are 100% in charge of your own development and career!

 

 

TODAY’S QUESTION

Q: “I read your book, Best Job Ever! Is there anything that you would add (2 years later) to the book?” -Anonymous

A: Careers are constantly developing and changing, there is a LOT I would add in now! It’s a great foundation! Here’s some more…

 

STUFF WE LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

Your boss is most likely at maximum capacity and doesn’t have the time or bandwidth to think of way to continue your development. You need to make sure you’re doing it appropriately and correctly—- so here’s some ways to properly hone your career.

FOUR More Strategic Items to Continue to Develop Your Career

  1. Force yourself to set aside some time to take career development action.
    • Don’t let everything else push your development to the back burner.
    • Spend 1 hour per month, minimum, on your development.
  2. Have a clear, defined path.
    • If you don’t know the reasons why you want the promotion, then you may take the wrong one.
    • Download the Career Development Plan, and then DO IT!
    • Pre-write your resume. Work backward to fill in the needed blanks.
  3. Invest your time in the right things.
    • As you ascend in the organization your focus should change.
    • Create value for you and the organization at the same time.
    • There is no immediate return on investment.
  4. Build your branding.
    • External branding is increasingly important.
    • Be involved in your community around your specific type of job.
    • Go to a national conference once a year.

Feeling overwhelmed? Spend 2-3 hours per month, that’s it! 30 minutes once a week will make a huge difference, take some action.

 

QUOTES BY CHRIS

“The best way to get your next job from people who already know you!”

 

ACTION ASSIGNMENTS

Download the Career Development Plan, and then DO IT!

Spend 30 minutes once a week on your career development.


 

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