Last week, I wrote an article about the career development strategies that organizations need to consider. It’s important for organizations to make investments in an employee’s career and future with the organization. If they don’t, it could result in high turnover.
But that doesn’t mean employees are off the hook. Employees need to have their own personal career strategies. They need to be able to articulate to their managers what they want in terms of a career. In addition, employees should have an honest opinion about the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to work on.
If you’re looking for a little creative inspiration when it comes to developing your own career development strategy, here are a few articles that you might find helpful:
Soft skills are in big demand. Employers want to identify them in candidates. Learn the top soft skills that employers look for when hiring.
Integrity is the foundation of trust and respect. Good leadership needs strong values. Here are 6 things to focus on to improve organizational integrity.
Leadership is needed more today than ever today. Innovation is key to success and growth. Here are 7 qualities in strong organizational leadership.
Being a better team player can be a boost for your career. Companies look for it in promotions. Learn 10 ways to be a better team player.
Results at work can lead you to career success. But delivering a great outcome doesn’t just happen. Learn 7 steps that will help you get better results at work.
Whatever stage you’re at in your studies or career, networking can connect you with exciting opportunities. Learn to network successfully.
Understanding what companies are looking for can help you define where you’d like to see your career now and in the future. It can help you identify the resources you’d like when negotiating with the company. It can also help with your overall work performance (which often helps with your paycheck, if you know where I’m going).
Career development strategies benefit both individuals and organizations. The conversations should be happening on a regular basis. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to talk about your future career goals. Be prepared!11