Category: Career Development

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Too busy to set goals? You may want to make time.

Most of us go through our days quickly, filled with appointments and activities with little time for reflection. Life is hectic. We are busy. Sometimes we are over-committed, running behind and doing our best to keep up with the flurry of activity we’ve permitted into our lives. Sound familiar? What happens when you maintain such […]

career management

Can Performance Evaluations Limit Development?

It Depends Performance management programs too often consist of independent activities that occur in isolation or with varying degrees of correlation (e.g., performance evaluations, workshops, conferences and other training and development activities). Performance appraisals, as a component of performance management programs, are generally created and given by supervisors with numerous factors influencing their development. First and […]

career planning

What Does Your Career Plan Look Like?

Over the past 10 years, I have focused increasingly on my career plan—my short and long-term plans and what I needed to do to achieve my goals. I have seen steady progress since I accepted responsibility for my career and success. But the past five years represent the greatest increase in my progress. I want […]

perseverance

Use Perseverance to Create the Life You Want

Life can bring us tremendous joy and satisfaction. It can also bring us the most daunting challenges—some of which we wonder how we’ll make it through. When it comes to the deliberate pursuit of goals, everyone has a different approach. The approach you will take in pursuit of your goals can impact the success you […]

thankful for professionally

3 Things I Will Always Be Thankful for Professionally

  Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to work with a large, diverse group of talented people. I have learned a great deal from them and I have also had the opportunity to provide guidance and support as well. There are many experiences that I am thankful for but here are three key things […]

Twitter for Career Development

Using Twitter for Career Development

Social Media and Career Development Most professionals are very busy, with many feeling over committed or struggling to make time for everything they want to accomplish. With new opportunities and social norms continuing to evolve, the savviest professionals understand the importance of deciding how they will use social media for career development—this includes selecting which […]