I sincerely can't respond individually as it would take more time and I'd rather share about this at 1pm.
At 1pm, let's talk about developing a career strategy that aligns with your career vision.
You are likely going to work for your entire adult life – which spans about 20-50years.
Why not make the best that you can create of these years?
But with a strategy in place you reduce the risk of short-term emotion that can steer you from your aspirations.
It’s for you as well.
With a strategy in place you can establish long term goals, make informed resource allocation decisions, and identify the networks and relationships you must have in place to run the business called YOU!
It focuses more on continuing to grow skills and experience and adding value to your career.
A career strategy represents a conscious choice by an individual as to the type of investment he or she is willing to make in attempting to reach career objectives.
Your career direction and vision will determine your career strategy.
This prioritizes skills development and career moves.
Therefore, a career strategy is not a one size fits all.
1. Attaining competence in the current job
2. Putting in extended work hours
3. Developing new skills
4. Developing new opportunities at work
5. Attaining a mentor
6. Building one’s image and reputation and,
7. Engaging in organizational politics
You need to understand that a combination of these are required for career success.
I will expatiate further on each, so as to bring more clarity on what I mean by each and making these moves!
It focuses on being very good at what you do - probably the best!
This strategy gets you promotions due to your competence and performance - and also means you have some exceptional skills.
This concept focuses on being employable for current and future opportunities.
Working beyond normal hours can enhance performance in one’s current job - exuding commitment.
However, putting in extended work hours can also result in negative consequences; as it affects work-life balance.
This is a form of self-nomination.
Where you actively communicate your accomplishments, aspirations, and desired assignments to superiors.
Self-nomination is intended to enhance one’s visibility and exposure to those in more senior positions within the organization, which can bring recognition and special assignments.
A mentor can be a PEER!
Having a mentor help you foresee career challenges and how you can deal with issues you might during your career.
This is often good as an additional strategy - not a focal strategy.
For example, participating in social activities & dressing properly can provide a positive public image that can bring career rewards.
Image building starts from the quality of your work, communication, and appearance.
Thus, a focus on building a strong work reputation can improve a person’s employability regardless of the employer.
In many organizations, becoming involved in organizational politics is a career strategy that is necessary for career advancement.
Nonetheless, regardless of the personal acceptability, engaging in organizational politics is a career strategy that is used regularly - often yielding results.
Stay smart & diplomatic using this strategy.
Having a job is fine, but creating a viable career strategy will maximize your opportunities for success.
To have a successful career requires that you pursue career strategies like these.
It needs planning, tending, and frequent review.
Are you ready to pursue these career strategies - and align them with your long term career visions?
We can talk. #CareerTalksWithSam