Career Planning-Some thoughts,perspectives and Experience sharing
What is a career ?A JOB is a paid position requiring a group ofspecific attributes and skills that enable aperson to perform tasks in an organisationeither part-time or full-time for a short orlong duration.An OCCUPATION or PROFESSION isdefined as a group of similar jobs found indifferent industries or organisations.A CAREER is the sequence and variety ofoccupations (paid and unpaid) which oneundertakes throughout a lifetime. Morebroadly, career includes life roles, leisureactivities, learning and work.
Simplifying the Career span30-35 years8085 days1820 weekends
What is an experience?Experience as a general concept comprisesknowledge of or skill of some thing or someevent gained through involvement in orexposure to that thing or event.How can an experienced be measured ?"Is Monty playing his 33rd Test or first Testthe 33rd time ?"
What is Growth?Growth is the feeling of elevation youexperience on accomplishing somethingmeaningful- tangible or Intangible.Vertical growth vs Horizontal growth ?
What is a legacy?Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past.
What is a body of work?Body of Work as something that is comprised of multiple pieces that arecohesive in nature.Arthur "Art" Buchwald and his body of workan American humorist best known for his long-running column in The Washington PostJ.K. Rowling and her body of workBody of work in a trunk4175 pages, 8 movies, 17 yearsIt is proof that she lived, thought, and actedQuestions to ask yourself:• When you stand at the end of your career , what will your body of work look like?• Is it something that you will be proud of having written, or composed, or done?Because the reality is, you paid for it with your life. Long after you are gone, it is all that will remain.
A quick recap- how is all this connected ?A career spans around 30-35 years.A career is divided into different professional eras.We gain experience in each of these eras.The richness of experience we exposeourselves to forms the basis of our Growth.Each professional era has its own legacy.Our Legacy is immortalized bythe Body of work we come up with.
The “Unpaid” part of your professionInfluencing the ecosystemInternal ecosystem vs External ecosystemSelfless part of workIf the Who’s who list of my profession iscreated, will my name be there ?
Where do you want to be “X” years from now ? What is the next number in the sequence- 10, 9, 60, 90, 70, 66…? Will the world remain constant between now and then ? Now the careers are a lot dependent upon external factors than ever. Have a sense of direction ? Compass vs Map Not everyone is a visionary but having a reasonable view of future helps!
Global, local or personal RecessionAn alternative view:30-35 years of careers= 5-6 RecessionsStrong career foundation helps to reasonably dealwith recession.Continuous employment and continuedemployability
Learn to accept criticism, and put it togood use. Sometimes when people don’timprove, it’s because they’re not listeningto the people around them.• Always be available to help others dosomething outside your role.• Tell your manager about your careerambitions. It’s important to have yourcurrent manager and your potential Careerfuture manager on your side. Tips from• Don’t apply for just anything. Be clear the Storyabout your goals, and people will help youachieve them.• Find mentors.
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