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  • Career Collaborators 9:01 pm on 08/30/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , career journey,   

    Have You Planned the Stops on Your Career Journey? 

    In his 2007 book, The New American Workplace, Professor Ed Lawler wrote:

    “In the past, choosing a career was like buying a one-way train ticket from Rome to Copenhagen on a local train that made all the stops along the way….Today choosing a career is more like buying a lifelong Eurailpass, with no set final destination, no fixed travel agenda, and no timetable.”

    While the freedom of an unplanned career journey might be exciting to some, to others, it represents an uncertain future and begs the question of where to begin.

    We think that peer career communities are good places to have those conversations. Taking time to ask “what if” questions about your career and what it would take to make those stops as well as where your final career destination might be are the types of questions that generate high-involvement career conversations. What questions would you ask your career community?  For a conversation on how to build career communities, contact us at http://www.careercollaborators.com.

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  • Career Collaborators 8:06 pm on 08/28/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: career journeys, , dreams, , , personal development   

    A Gen Y Guru’s Advice on Living Your Dreams 

    Alexis Sclamberg, a personal development writer, speaker and media personality, called “the self-help voice of Gen Y,” debunks seven excuses standing in the way of living one’s dream life.

    In her Huffington Post article, The Real Reason You’re Not Living Your Dream Life (And It’s Not Time or Money, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alexis-sclamberg/dream-life_b_1820160.html?utm_source=Alert-blogger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Email%2BNotifications#postComment
    Alexis magnifies the positive attitude that captures the optimism of Gen Y. Before she dismisses the common excuses, she writes:
    “I cringe when people tell me they’re doing jobs they hate, or slugging through daily routines that drain their energy and make them miserable. I think you can make any life possible with the right mix of persistence and patience….”

    Do you think that Gen Y workers will look at jobs and careers with a blend of optimism, persistence and patience? How will these attributes impact their career journeys?

     
  • Career Collaborators 7:51 pm on 08/08/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , global careers,   

    The Path Forward – Accenture’s Global Research Study on Women’s Careers, 2012 

    Accenture conducted its global research study, “The Path Forward” for release on International Women’s Day to gain insight into behaviors and attitudes regarding women’s careers. Surveying 3,900 business professionals in 31 countries, the research sought to:

    • Explore career satisfaction, aspirations and factors for career advancement
    • Examine what may hold professionals back from progressing in their careers
    • Better understand the support and programs companies provide that attracts, develops and retains high-performing employees

    Findings and conclusions show that women are increasingly taking a variety of steps to actively manage their careers.

    http://www.accenture.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/PDF/Accenture-IWD-Research-Deck-2012-FINAL.pdf

    How are you actively managing your career?  Let’s talk.

     
      • Career Collaborators 11:16 am on 08/09/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for reposting the Accenture study.

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