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5 Steps to Pump-up Your Career


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In 5 easy steps you can drive your career to lofty levels...

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5 Steps to Pump-up Your Career

  1. 1. 5 Steps to Pump- Up your Career
  2. 2. 5 Steps… Your personal development should be a high priority to you. But in many cases it’s not. You’re too busy “doing the job”, or you don’t “have any time” to sit down and think about what you need to do to enhance your future potential.
  3. 3. 5 Steps… Hogwash! Your future should be #1 and you need to spend time planning it. To help, here are 5 steps to follow to REALLY get you going
  4. 4. 5 Steps… 1. Define where you want to be in 24 months. I don’t mean generally. What SPECIFIC POSITION do you want? Marketing Director? VP Sales? Manager if Operations? The target becomes the thing that drives what your personal development plan looks like.
  5. 5. 5 Steps… 2. Identify the people - FOXES - who would influence the list of those considered for the position you have targeted. These folks become your internal target market. Know everything there is to know about each FOX: history, successes, strengths, communities, education, and personal currency in the organization.
  6. 6. 5 Steps… 3. Define your COMPETITION for your target position. Who are the top contenders and in what priority? Develop a detailed profile for each.
  7. 7. 5 Steps… 4. Create your personal ONLY Statement “I am the ONLY one that…” is the claim that will drive your personal development activities.
  8. 8. 5 Steps… 5. Set THREE OBJECTIVES to begin executing your Development Plan. What are the critical 3 things that you need to do over the next 90 days to get your competitive ranking higher for the position you have set your sights on? As you set your objectives, keep in mind the work you’ve done in the first 4 steps.
  9. 9. 5 Steps… There you have it: the launching code for your Personal Game Plan. Invest the time. Good luck.
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