Professional Development Plans and Your Career

Managing Your Career with Professional Development Plans   Professional development plans can be quite useful in managing your career.  They can help align your efforts and resources with your goals.  Professional development plans do not need to be complicated or take considerable amounts of your time.  Making them useful involves your willingness to be adaptable…

You are Responsible for Your Career, Own Your Professional Development

Own Your Professional Development   Too often professionals rely on the advice of their management or human resources departments in isolation to guide their professional development.  While I agree their feedback and guidance is very important to your performance at your present place of employment, if you rely on it in isolation you may be…

Stay Relevant in the Job Market by Understanding Your Career Life Cycle

How Relevant are You in Today’s Job Market?   Much is being discussed these days about how to remain relevant (and employable) in such a competitive job market.  I participated in a pilot program offered by the Indiana University Alumni Association about a year ago and was exposed to the idea that understanding and being able to tell…