Take a second and think about your day and week, does it look something like this?
If your day is anything like this (I know mine was), there is NO TIME to
When your head is just above water, why carve out the time to work ON your career?
In short, when you don't work ON your career (at least periodically), you are putting your goals, your financial growth, and your future into other people's hands.
If you don't spend some time (even just 20 minutes a week), it's so easy to miss out on:
There's not enough time to get everything done, let alone to take a step back to evaluate and direct your own career path.
Unfortunately, neglecting your career day after day, month after month, and year after year, could put you at risk. You miss out on:
So, now that we've talked about WHY it's important to make time to work ON your career instead of just IN your career, let's dive into the detail of what it looks like to work IN your career and ON your career.
Working IN your career looks like:
While these are important actions, it's easy to get stuck in the weeds of the day-to-day, with all your energy focused there.
Then, you miss a critical element --- the big picture for YOU.
To work ON your career, means to have clarity on the OUTCOME you're working toward. It includes activities like:
The first step to working ON your career is to set aside 15 or 20 minutes each week.
Schedule and protect the time in your calendar.
In that time, focus on gaining clarity and direction for your career. For example, you could:
I've laid out the plan above to work ON your career including why you should make time to do it and how to do it.
If you feel like you can't get started or need a neutral, expert sounding board, please set up a Career Strategy session where we can dive into your specific details. Here's the link to find a day/time that works for you: https://melisalibermancoaching.as.me/ComplimentaryStrategySession
ARE YOU A FELLOW TECH PROFESSIONAL:
Ready for a new job?
If you're searching, either passively or actively, it's important to NOT TO MISS any of these 15 critical success factors.
Be sure to download the Job Search Checklist & mini class:
✅ It will save you time (your search doesn't need to be a 2nd job)
✅ It will help you uncover the dream jobs you TRULY want (you know, the jobs that usually aren't even published)
✅ It will help you stand out from the crowd (even if you don't currently have an insider contact)
We'll spend 30 minutes working ON your career, and focusing on what you want in your career and ultimately for your life.
One of the biggest mistakes tech leaders make is focusing ALL their time on their day-to-day and neglecting their career and the big picture of what they really want and how they'll achieve it.
Months, quarters and years go by.
They're stagnating and unfulfilled.
And for some, the unexpected happens....they're let go.
Don't let this be you too.