Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Investigate and Inquire

Make sure to ask yourself a series of questions in order to narrow down your career path. Do some research, so you can factor into your plan the licenses, certificates, and the minimum qualifications you might need to reach your goals. Don't be afraid to approach people already in your desired position and pick their brain; many people are eager to recall the frustrating obstacles they encountered in their climb to the top. Take note of their advice, but keep an open mind--everyone's experience is different, and no path is the same!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Know Yourself

Take time to carefully consider your career path; make sure it aligns with your life and personality. Be sure to pay special attention to your personal strengths and weaknesses, as well as what you are passionate about. These can help you steer your career according to what you know you will be good at and feel good about doing.