Managing Your Career

Making the Best of Now, While Planning for Your Future

Managing Your Career - Making the Best of Now, While Planning for Your Future

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AnikaSalsera

Are you adrift in your career, uncertain of how to blossom?

Janine squeezes onto her usual train, half listening to the same old music on her headphones, and tries to avoid her all-too-familiar co-commuters, with their sour faces and bad breath.

Is today Wednesday or Thursday? Which meeting is going to fill her morning? She can't remember. The days are blurring into one, on an endless loop. How did that happen? It really isn't what she planned for herself.

Actually, she's never really planned her career at all; she's just kind of hoped that things will work out for her. She always tries hard to do a good job, but where has it got her?

Janine has let her career take over and manage her. But she's not too late to take charge again and find her own direction. So, if you're one of the many people who, just like Janine, longs for change but can't see a way forward, don't despair.

In this article, we'll look at taking a step back, to assess your current position and choose a strategy for moving forward. We'll also give you some practical tips to ensure that your actions in the "here and now" will help you achieve your long-term goals....

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