Where Is Your Career Going?

Where is your career going?

The end of a year is a good time to reflect. Personally and professionally.

In terms of your career, how did 2018 go? What are your plans for 2019?

For most, your current or even next job is not the last of your career.

Is what you’re doing now getting you closer to your goals?

It's your career. Be proactive. Intentional.
Of course, to answer that, you have to know what your career goals are.

Where do you want to be in 5 years? 10 years?

Work backwards from there. What experiences and accomplishments do you need to be qualified for those career goals?

Look at job descriptions for the types of jobs you might want to eventually land.

What are the requirements? What are the “nice to haves”?

Talk to leaders in your current company or elsewhere.

What do they say, looking back, was critical for them to get where they are today?

It’s your career. Own it!