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Your Career Strategy: 2017 Career Goals

Happy 2017! It’s a new year and it’s a good time to revisit your career strategy.

2017

In many of our leadership and career development presentations, we talk about self-assessment and career strategy.

Self-assessment:

  • Do a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis.
  • Set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals.

Career strategy:

  • Keep in mind that people, professional brand, and online presence are three important aspects of your career strategy.

What are your 2017 career goals?

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Monthly Method Spotlight: SWOT Analysis

swotSWOT Analysis

When/why: To get a better idea and understanding of your project or yourself as a professional, specifically four elements: your 1) strengths and 2) weaknesses (internal) and 3) opportunities and 4) threats (external). It helps you focus on your strengths, work on your weaknesses or find complementary team members, minimize threats, and take advantage of opportunities.We talk about SWOT analysis as part of one’s career strategy in our leadership and career development presentations and workshops.

How: Use the SWOT matrix and start listing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for your project.

Tips: Use giant flipchart post-it notes when you’re doing the SWOT analysis of your project as a group.

Interested in using/applying these methods in your work? Contact us for information.

Career and Organizational Strategy – Tips for Doing a SWOT Analysis

We talk about SWOT analysis as part of self-assessment for your career strategy in our leadership & career development presentations and work. In a recent Inc. article, Paul J. H. Schoemaker outlines 12 tips for doing a SWOT analysis.

Some of his tips include:

  • Examine opportunities and threats without prejudice.
  • Adopt a systems view.
  • Think in terms of core competencies for strengths and weaknesses.

Read the full article.

New Year’s Resolution: What’s Your Career Strategy?

It’s a new year. Let’s talk about your career and your career strategy.

In many of our leadership and career development presentations, we talk about self-assessment and career strategy.

  1. Self-assessment: Do a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis and set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals.
  2. Career strategy: People, professional brand, and online presence are three important aspects of your career strategy.

Here are some ideas and resources (from our presentations and blog posts) to get you started: