how to build a successful career

Define Career Success On Your Own Terms

Success has been defined in the dictionary as ‘a favorable or desired outcome,’ ‘the accomplishment of an aim or purpose’, ‘the attainment of popularity or profit’ and ‘a person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity’. Does your definition of success include popularity, profit, and prosperity? Success can include more than money and …

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10 Ways to Make the Most Of Your Field Placement

  Some say that a field placement is a time of education/learning and not training.  I disagree. I believe that you a field placement is the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom outside of the classroom (training) while learning more about the field and clients than you could in a classroom. Your …

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Do Managers Need A Personal Mission Statement?

  The mission of The Walt Disney Company is to be one of the world’s leading producers and providers of entertainment and information. Using our portfolio of brands to differentiate our content, services and consumer products, we seek to develop the most creative, innovative and profitable entertainment experiences and related products in the world.   …

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Make Professional Development Part of Self-Care Plan

  As a social worker I am frequently promoting self-care.  As a management consultant I am frequently promoting professional development. Today I want to talk to you about them both.   Self-care is what you do for yourself to ensure that you are healthy, prepared, and productive as a professional. Self-care means treating yourself well …

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Make Vacation A Part of Your Self-Care Routine

  Summer doesn’t officially begin for me until I hear the song ‘Summer Time’ by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince. Although I couldn’t wait to visit a theme park for a roller coaster ride, my fondest summer childhood memories were my annual trips to North Carolina during Labor Day.   Most of us …

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7 Career Skills You Will Improve When Travelling

  7 Career Skills You Will Improve When Travelling By Will Norquay If you’ve ever considered taking time out from your busy career to travel, whether for a week or a year, you probably assumed that you would have to sacrifice your chances of improving those all important work skills that employers value. You’ll be …

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