It is easy for many people to go to work day after day without thinking big or long-term about their careers. WSJ’s Sue Shellenbarger and Tanya Rivero discuss the importance of asking: Am I doing what I should be doing to advance my career?
Many people go to work contentedly enough day after day. Thoughts of change come only after a bomb drops in the form of a bad review or layoff, or boredom or frustration saps all the fun from your job.
Don’t let this happen. We should all have a career fitness plan. Making a fitness plan should be a quarterly discipline, and it doesn’t have to be a daunting chore. What works best isn’t trying to draw a 20-year road map. A better approach is taking a series of small steps and pilot projects to keep expanding your skills and network. Here are some signs your career plan needs a workout: