Decide what you want What do you want out of your career? What do you want out of life more generally? Where are your prepared to compromise? Where is your line in the sand? Is it really possible to have it all? Catch cry of women: we can have it all! But can we have it all at once? Get strategic. Prioritise. I made a conscious decision to work my butt off in my 20s.
Nobody but you owes you anything. Cultivate a good attitude towards yourself and your path in this profession.
Get a personal vision – think about where you want to be in the long term. Consider how long you’re willing to take to get there. Embrace serendipity – it’s totally legit, and I wouldn’t be here without it.
Your professional development is no one else’s responsibility. Step up and look after it. It’s your livelihood.
If you’re asked to do something, and you don’t know how, work it out. Research. Talk to people. Seek clarification. Just get on with it. This has largely been what’s gotten me where I am.
1. how to get ahead in library land
pimp my career
2. who am i?
queensland university of technology
3. what does
4. tip #1
work out what matters
5. tip #2
attitude is (very nearly)
6. @zaana (Zaana Howard)
ask for feedback, accept constructive
criticism, be open to change. A good
attitude is powerful #careerpimping
7. @flexnib (Constance Weibrands)
treat colleagues and staff as you would like
to be treated.
8. @sirexkat (Kathryn Greenhill)
Remember people u tread on on way up
will get you on the way down.
9. @MissSophieMac (Sophie McDonald)
Be enthusiastic, passionate and find the
positive in everything.
10. tip #3
11. tip #4
12. @haikugirlOz (Kim Tairi)
Don't let fear stop you from taking risks. Be
adventurous, be creative and proud of
what we do #careerpimping