One of the comments on the post 'How fast can a career move in India?' went like this: You have not expanded on why getting into a management role early in one’s career will be a disaster. One of the reasons I can think of is that a newbie (comparatively) has not seen and experienced the varied kinds … Continue reading Industry newbie as a manager – Disaster in making?
This is the second follow-up post to my previous post on mapping career path where I mentioned a way to map out your career growth path if you know your life goal, your value system, your strengths/weaknesses, your likes/dislikes, and your skills/competencies. So how do you discover your strengths and likes? One of the most interesting book on … Continue reading Discovering your strengths and likes
This is a follow-up post to my previous post on mapping career path where I mentioned a way to map out your career growth path if you know your life goal, your value system, your strengths/weaknesses, your likes/dislikes, and your skills/competencies. How does one discover/find/define the life goal? This is an important question, because this determines the … Continue reading Discovering your life goal
In my previous posts on managing one's own career, I mentioned that a great way to measure your progress in career is tracking it against your desired career growth path. This is a great way because it provides us with the most direct way of mesuring the return on the time and talent investment we are … Continue reading Mapping your career path
This thought again came to my mind yesterday while talking to a relative of mine. She has great potential, good educational background, but she seems to be stuck in a company and gotten into a comfort zone she doesn't want to come out of. I tried very hard to make a case for doing something … Continue reading Manage your career, please!
Performance review cycles are coming in, and I have had a chance to review goals and tasks for many individuals while they are entered into our performance management (PM) system. Having gone through this exercise of using a PM product for almost 5 years now and reviewing hundreds of goals, it is clear that most good employees … Continue reading Manager as a mentor/coach
Recently I bumped onto this post from Sanjoy about a career management cum social networking company idea. It is a "career management application that combines social networking, resume management and ongoing skill development". It is interesting because it looks at this industry from the consumer's perspective, the individual who is looking for a job. Similar thoughts has … Continue reading Software applications/tools for job seekers?