Today, it's clearer than ever that the responsibility for managing careers falls on the shoulders of the individual. Managers are overwhelmed with responsibilities as is HR. Having said that, as an HR professional, you have to manage your own career of course, but you are also a valuable advisor and can help offer advice to your internal clients about how they can take control of their career.
I thought it might be helpful to address some of the steps you can take to be in firm control of your career. Think of this as a check list to be sure you are doing the things you should be doing for your career.
There are four areas of focus in the topic:
1) What you need to do for yourself;
2) What you need to know about career progression;
3) What you need to know about the business;
4) Understanding the “rules” of career development.
So what can you do for yourself, and how can you can think about your career in order to take control of it?