Hallie Crawford recently wrote an article for US News called “3 Steps to Mapping Your Career Path.” In the article she explains an exercise that will help you determine who you are, where you’re going and how you’ll get there.
You are your greatest asset, and as an extension of that, your job is one of your best assets, too.
Like any asset, your career is something you must take care of and nurture so that it keeps its worth over the long haul. When you treat your job like an asset – one you will give to, but also one that you want to work for you in return – you will be better able to make the right decisions about your career in the long term.
In order for your career to be an asset, it must be fulfilling to you and provide the rewards you want – financial and otherwise. And in return, you must remain challenged and marketable to continue to be successful.
How can you make sure your career is truly an asset, and treat it as such? Making a strategic career plan is a critical first step.
Read the rest of the article here.