COUNT ON YOU TO MANAGE YOUR CAREER
You are in the driver’s seat with your career. This
is your life! Many people count on a good boss or someone else to guide
their career. Managing your career is YOUR job. Here are some tips for
effectively managing your career:
Speak your boss’s language. Are you on the same
wavelength with your boss? Are you communicating effectively.
Share your Goals. Your boss is not a mind reader. If
there is a particular area or job you want to move into, communicate your
interests to your boss. I have seen several people not considered for jobs
because they didn’t communicate their interests.
Develop a lifelong learning mindset. Ask to attend
training that will contribute to your job and keep your skills up to date.
It is not your bosses’ job to provide and recommend training for you; it is
your job to request training that will help you do your job more
Keep your resume current. You never know when things
may change at your company or the grass may look greener somewhere else.
People change jobs and careers more frequently these days.
Keep on Networking. Develop new contacts each year,
both inside and outside your company. Networking continues to be the name of
the game in landing new jobs.
Robin Raybuck is President of Robin Raybuck &
Associates, a Northeast Ohio consulting firm specializing in Career
Management and Corporate Outplacement. Please visit Robin’s website at