Women in Leadership

Never Look for a Job; Build a Career

Muath Daraghmeh asked:

In this time of fast-changing workplace, employees need the skills and competencies to ensure future success, and to manage new work and life realities. Organizations need flexible employees, who can effectively manage change and adapt to new organizational directions. The key to achieving these goals, for both the individual and the organization, is a career plan. It is, perhaps, the most important document you will ever write.

Knowing what you want is the key to getting it. So start by asking yourself some tough, fundamental questions, and answering them honestly.

1.What is important to me and what am I getting today?

2.What do I like about my current position?

3.What do I dislike about my current role?

4.What career development opportunities are there in my current organization?

5.What types of organizations need what I can offer, and how to qualify for suitable learning and work opportunities?

Try another proven method for two weeks on daily basis, by writing down a statement about something you really enjoy in your job. For example: “I enjoy arranging with international suppliers for buying raw materials”, or “I enjoy talking to customers on the phone”.

After that, you will have a clearer picture of what parts of your current job you really enjoy. It may help guide you to determine your goal.

Once you get associated with a goal in common with another business or a type of skill you really enjoy, you will be surprised how quickly time will pass and you will no longer ponder what job track to take – whether technical, managerial, or sales, that best suits you.

Remember that a managerial track will require leadership skills plus some good training in business, the law, or accounting. A sales position will require very strong people skills.

Of course upgrading a specific skill can be as simple as getting a friend to show you how, or as complicated as taking a number of courses.

The earlier you start planning, the easier it will be to get what you want.

To your future success!

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