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Managing your career

Managing your career
Published November 1st, 2007 “A. Seven - Q. Ways to measure progress ?”

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    • A. Seven - Q. Ways to measure progress ? A. Seven - Q. Ways to measure progress ? A. Seven - Q. Ways to measure progress ? IBM Austin Technical Vitality Meeting Mark Cathcart, IBM Distinguished Engineer, April 2007
    • So, you don't want to be a manager! What else is there ?
    • Career ? ca-reer v. 1. To move or run at full speed; rush but seriously... [ed. often downhill out of control.] [From Old French carriere, Racecourse]
    • Career ? ca-reer n. 1. A chosen pursuit; profession or occupation; 2. The general progress in one's working or professional life. but seriously...
      • 1. You are what you do and how you do it!
        • if you don't enjoy it...
        • don't know why you are doing it...
        • what it contributes...
        • Don't do it!
      You are what you do... You are what you do...
      • NOTHING IS WORK UNLESS YOU'D RATHER BE DOING SOMETHING ELSE! THIS WILL SHOW THROUGH IN THE QUALITY, QUANTITY AND CREATIVITY OF YOUR WORK!
      • 2. Your profession counts
        • It's how others measure you
        • Link aspirations to Profession
        • Be proactive about Certification
      Your Profession counts...
      • SUCCESS IN PROFESSION DOESN'T GUARANTEE SUCCESS IN PROMOTION/SALARY - BUT IT CAN'T HURT
      Your Profession counts...
      • 3. Your Career
        • Keep interested in your career, however humble...
        • (it's not just a line from a 60's poster!)
        • If you don't take it seriously...
        • Why you do, what you do
        • How it relates to current and desired status
      Your Career...
      • MAKE SURE CHANGE IS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS FOR YOU, NOT TO YOU!
      Your Career...
      • 4. Your Band
        • Less important than you think
        • Take care of Profession and Career
        • Don't become fixated on Band
      Your Band...
      • YOU'LL MISS A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY!
      Your Band...
      • 5. Your Salary
        • Make up your own mind on this
        • Importance will ebb/flow
      Your Salary...
      • 1-4 ARE MORE IMPORTANT!
      Your Salary...
      • 6. Your Manager
        • Understand your relationship
        • Always be honest about what you want
          • Don't be naive
        • Manages you for the company and the company for you!
      Your Manager...
      • INCREASINGLY NEED AN EXECUTIVE SPONSOR! YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING BEYOND YOUR MANAGER FOR THIS!
      Your Manager...
      • 7. Your Job
        • What the company pays you for
        • Jobs come and go - as technology comes and goes
        • What you do, and how well you do it;
        • Progress in Profession; Interest in your career;
        • Realistic expectations
        • All Outweigh the job you do
      Your Job...
      • GET EVERYTHING ELSE RIGHT,
      • YOU CAN SURVIVE A BAD JOB!
      Your Job...
    • Leverage and Questions
      • Leverage processes
        • PBC: Comment on what you really did;
          • What you want to do next!
        • Skill plan(IDP): Push for new skills;
          • What you have to do to achieve them;
      • Ask Questions of yourself, your manager
        • What do I need to do to get to my next Band ?
        • What projects do I need to do to get to my next Band ?
          • How will they contribute to next profession step ?
        • NEVER ASK WHY, ASK WHAT AND WHEN
      Leverage and Questions
      • Must understand at least three of these
        • key to success and progress
      • Must make progress on one EVERY year
        • Have view and plan on progress on all
        • COMMIT TO YOUR GOALS IN WRITING
        • (PBC, IDP, e-MAIL, Private Journal, TO-DO)
      Getting it right... Getting it right...