Changing your perspective
“My career seems to have drifted for the last few years.” A phrase I hear only too often. Of course I understand that roles and companies evolve and change, and individuals can be somewhat ‘in limbo’; but even in these uncertain times it's those people who are continually career conscious that reap the rewards.
I actually think that the concept of career planning is a little dated. ‘Planning’ infers a set-in-stone plan that one follows through thick and thin. In the days of previous generations and jobs for life this was probably a great thing to do, but today we need to think a little more creatively.
I encourage the people I work with to be career explorers because explorers have or do the following: