Advance Your Career

Fritz Brunner
 


Visitors: 313

Effective Business Ideas

Advance Your Career

How can you effectively advance your career? You may have tried Goggling ‘career advancement. ’ What you get is links to tests, lists, and degrees. And how these help you get headed in the right direction? Tests may say that you are good in this area and a degree may say you are qualified to start out in this area. However what tells you that you will be fulfilled, satisfied and happy in an area?

Traditional career advancement planning involves setting a career goal and adding steps you need to complete so you will achieve that goal. Good sound advice and utterly wrong-headed in most cases. Of course it is important to have a goal. Without a goal and steps you will never move forward. My point is that it needs to be the right goal. Your goal should be to have a rewarding career that matches your life’s purpose; not a particular job description.

Be Effective, Plan with Purpose
Job Description - When a job description is your goal you will have blinders on as you run down the road. All you see are the steps needed to get the degree, then the experience, and then the title and money. What happens if someone brings you an idea that doesn’t fit the plan? You usually don’t even hear them. All your focus is on the plan.

Life’s Purpose - When planning is congruent with you life’s purpose you will find that your view widens to include all the jobs that fit within that frame. What this means is that you look at jobs and careers that match with your purpose. If one aspect of your purpose is have peace in your life then you will find yourself attracted to situations that promote peace, setting that are peaceful, and/or companies that work toward peace.

Will planning with your purpose in mind mean that you will never have to think in terms of a job description? No. However, it will help you to see beyond the immediate description and think about the larger aspects of how a job will help you to fulfill your purpose. Will you be able to stop making three year plans? No. Planning is a good thing as long as it is aligned with your purpose.

The important thing to remember is to find out what your purpose is first. Don’t wait till you are a long way down the road to find out it isn’t taking you where you want to go.

© Fritz M. Brunner, Ph. D. 2005

Fritz M. Brunner, Ph. D. is a coach and consultant engaged in working with people wanting to excel in life and business. Please visit his web site at http://www.fmbrunner.com or contact him at fritz@fmbrunner.com

(504)

Article Source:


 
Rate this Article:  0.0/5(0 Ratings)

Related Articles:

Florida Colleges, Universities & Career Institutes - Advance Your Career

by: Tonya Thompson (April 09, 2008) 
(Reference and Education/College University)

Career Advice - Understand Your Boss to Advance Your Career

by: Ramon Greenwood (August 15, 2008) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

20 Ways to Advance Your Career

by: Cecile Peterkin (February 18, 2005) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

How to Reach Outside Yourself to Advance Your Career

by: Linda Matias (August 22, 2005) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

How Online Degrees Can Advance Your Career

by: Brandon Buttars (August 05, 2010) 
(Reference and Education/Online Education)

Advance Your IT Career With Cisco Certification

by: Matt Murren (March 28, 2008) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

Distance Learning Degrees to Advance your Career

by: Ian Henman (September 30, 2006) 
(Reference and Education)

How Learning English Online Can Help To Advance Your Career

by: Amy Nutt (March 10, 2008) 
(Reference and Education/Languages)

Post Secondary Education Can Advance Your Career

by: Michael Bustamante (August 30, 2006) 
(Reference and Education/College University)

Learning English As a Second Language May Help to Advance Your Career

by: Amy Nutt (September 01, 2008) 
(Reference and Education/Online Education)