1) Keeping your job
a. Be a diplomat; make sure you get along with and are courteous to everyone. Stay cool under pressure.
b. Good work is not enough; make sure you’re doing the right work. Check with others.
c. Add value for the work of decision makers.
2) Succeeding on the job
a. Connect with the top decision makers
b. See an issue? Suggest ways of dealing with it? Write a “white paper’ to show your thinking.
c. Float ideas and proposals in written format. Get feedback from others. If they give you ideas thank them in writing.
3) Changing careers
a. Determine your skills and abilities apart from your job or title. What are you good at?
b. Find new ways to use them in another context. Think of your skills as portable.
Write up a “functional resume” with your
skills. Dream a bit about what you might like to do.
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