Career Advancement

Are You the CEO of Your Career Path? How to Take the Strategic Lead

Author: Kathy Leck

Friday, May 23, 2014

Are You the CEO of Your Career Path? How to Take the Strategic Lead

One of the biggest mistakes we can make is the assumption that our career will naturally evolve or progress with experience.  As with other goals, nothing transitions in your career without some kind of strategic direction, planning and execution.

Have you created an actionable strategy when it comes to your professional career?  If you haven’t taken the time to create solid plan for your career trajectory, there is no time like the present to sit down and evaluate where you are and where you would like to be.  We’ll outline some of the methods and measurable tools you can use to take the strategic lead in your own career.

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Planning the Next Phase of Your Career – Two Years or Twenty

Author: Ellen McMahon, EdD

Friday, May 02, 2014

What are your goals for your career and how do you plan to get there?  Generally speaking it is a fair question to ask when you consider that no goal (no matter how big or small) is ever achieved without strategic planning. How much time have you invested in plotting your own career trajectory?

Interestingly when most professionals are asked, they are able to pick out the details regarding the type of job or level of career advancement they would like to achieve.  They can tell you what market they would like to serve, and the kind of team dynamic they would like to be part of collaboratively.  However few people are able to assign a timeline or projected schedule for these goals to become realized.  And that is where most professionals run into somewhat of a problem.

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Returning to School As a Mature MBA Student

Author: Carolyn Brune

Friday, April 25, 2014

There are many reasons a person may consider going back to school after 40.  Most people decide to go back to finish or augment their current education when they have attained industry experience in an effort to improve their employment prospects. Some may have delayed the pursuit of focused career advancement to raise a family.   Students are returning to post-secondary education for personal and professional gratification, and to become more marketable in an ever increasingly competitive job market.

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