Navigating Your Career Roadmap, Detours and Rough Roads

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Likening your career to a car, there are some times when you are in the driver’s seat and other times when rough road and detours are influencing your course.  During this webinar, we will discuss tips for constructing your career roadmap as well as how to handle the bumps, dips, and cracked pavement (e.g., conflict, abuse, bad bosses, career detours).

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  • Likening your career to a car, there are some times when you are in the driver’s seat and other times when rough road and detours are influencing your course.  During this webinar, we will discuss tips for constructing your career roadmap as well as how to handle the bumps, dips, and cracked pavement (e.g., conflict, abuse, bad bosses, career detours). There will be a time for Q&A in order to assure that the webinar addresses the needs of students, new information professionals, and those that are in the middle of their career.
  • Navigating Your Career Roadmap, Detours and Rough Roads

    1. 1. Navigating Your Career Roadmap,Detours and Rough RoadsJill Hurst-WahlDec. 15, 2011
    2. 2. 2 Feel Free to Ask Questions• Ask live using the question or chat area.• Raise you hand if you want to have your mic opened.• On going discussion in Twitter using #dec15sla
    3. 3. 3• The Information and Knowledge Professionals Career Handbook: Define and Create Your Success with Ulla de Stricker• Into my fifth career! ▫ Radio… ▫ IT professional ▫ Corporate librarian ▫ Consultant ▫ Professor ▫ @Jill_HW ▫ hurst@hurstassociates.com Photo by The Photo Group
    4. 4. 4 Your career will include twists, turns and surprises that you didn’t anticipate.Photo by @Jill_HW
    5. 5. 5YourCareer is aJourney
    6. 6. 6 Getting Ready for the Trip• What knowledge & skills do you need?• How can you acquire those skills (e.g., coursework, on the job, etc.)?• With whom should you network? (f2f / online)• What conferences should you attend?• Where should you try to get Courtesy of Microsoft published?
    7. 7. 7Put Yourself in the Driver’s Seat• Take control of your career!• Don’t rely on your boss.• Don’t rely on your friends.• Don’t rely on your mentor. Courtesy of Microsoft• Their own careers come first.• You need to put your career first!
    8. 8. 8There Will Be Bumps• Unpleasant assignments• Conflict• Abuse• Bad bosses• Career detours• Job loss Courtesy of Microsoft
    9. 9. 9How Do You Survive?• Understand the benefits of your position. Create a list.• Know if it is worth staying, for example, to complete a great project.• Know that you may not be alone. Quietly seek out others, but don’t whine.• Network. Network. Network.• Ensure that your reputation is distinct from that of your organization.• Invest in your professional growth.
    10. 10. 10 The Pivot Courtesy of Microsoft
    11. 11. 11One Final Piece of Advice Photo by @Jill_HW
    12. 12. 12Your Questions… Photo by @Jill_HW

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