Carving out a satisfying career path is rarely a linear process. Ideas, aims and circumstances change along with time and experience. The best approach is to review them all regularly and thoroughly, writes Blaire Briody for Stanford Business Insights.
Deciding to consciously manage your career means that you will be one step ahead if changes need to happen, instead of reacting when you become desperately dissatisfied, or your job is on the line.
Briody has been picking up tips from Stanford School of Business graduate Michael Melcher. Now an executive coach and author, Melcher’s own successful career has taken a wealth of twists and turns. Using that experience, he has devised a fresh approach to mapping your working life.