Saturday, March 7, 2015

10 Provocative Articles That Will Inspire Your Career Plan

 If you are searching for the secret to career success, then you should know this is an individual process that has many factors, including your definition for success. Just as important, knowing who you are, your values, and the "why" for it all can positively impact your career trajectory. Like a virtual puzzle, your career is dynamic, and as your circumstances change, your desire for what you want will also evolve. Whether you are just getting started or you've been at this for a while, I believe we are all on a journey to be our best selves, and identifying those things we can add to our toolbox is a collective interest we share.

Finding articles to provide a new perspective for current (and future) challenges keeps me engaged in curating content for myself and others. As you click through the articles below, think holistically about the components of your career, not just obtaining your next job. While outlining the steps in your master plan, consider how you will enhance your:
  • Performance - What can you do different now to take it up a level?
  • Expertise - How can you showcase your skills?
  • Brand - Are you working on your image and visibility?
  • Relationships - Who do you need to know? Who needs to know you?

Below are 10 articles that may inspire your career plan or give you insight into something you have not considered.  Check it out, and if you want to receive more content like this, join me on Twitter.

  • Why Exiting Your Job Can Make or Break Your Brand - Medium
  • Escape The Career Waiting Trap - Levo League
  • How To Fire Your Boss - Forbes 
  • 5 Things You Shouldn't Try To Get Away With In A New Job - The Muse
  • How To Fail Your Way To Success - Inc.  
  • 6 Things Never to Mention On Social Media - Career Sherpa
  • Tech Designer, 91, Lands Her Dream Job - Today
  • Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile So Recruiters Come To You - BI
  • 7 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You Won't Succeed - Pick The Brain 
  • 20 Ultimate Ideas to Boost Productivity and Workplace Happiness - Plash 
  • Bonus - The No.1 Question Successful People Should Not Ask Themselves - BI