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Professional development, regardless of your position, should be the driving force behind your career aspirations. But in order to advance your career, you need to have a plan. Or you can leave it up to chance. But having a plan is more the more likely path to success.
This episode of the podcast provides some concrete tips on what you should focus on in a good career development plan. I am joined by veteran, award-winning human resource professional, Angela Lee. She is Vice President of Talent Development for a publicly traded mid-cap global manufacturing company. If the last name sounds familiar, she also happens to be my wife. She is one of the brightest people that I know.
In the show, Angela shares the following tips:
- Have a plan
- Define what success looks like to you
- Hoard skills and capabilities
- Seek mentors and sponsors
- Seek feedback
- Create networks and build social capital
- Focus on results
- Accept lateral moves if they help build skills and capabilities
- Know when it’s time to move on
It’s a great conversation and I hope you’ll get something out of it. If you’ve built a successful career and would like to share some tips with others, feel free to leave some comments. I thank you in advance.
Our theme music is Pumpkin Spice by Audiobinger under Creative Commons Attribution non-commercial license.
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