Advice on Careers
post # 152 — August 5, 2006 — a Careers post
What do you think I ought to cover in my next podcast series?
I intend it to be, like my past series, about 14 or so 20-minute presentations, exept this time the topic will be advice to individuals in building their careers.
I’ll draw on previous articles of mine (like It ‘s Not How Much You KNow, But How Much You Want It, Cultivate the Habits of Friendship , and the many career blog posts we have discussed here.
But I’d love your input on which topics would really be useful to cover.
If you were going to give advice to someone at the early stages of life as a professional (in any business or industry) what would would you try to help them understand early?
Duncan Bucknell said:
I think that is is very important for young professionals to take responsibity for the type of work they are doing. They must earn the right to be doing work they find interesting, and they must take the responsibility to go and get it. (Whether internally from a particular partner, or as they become more experienced, from clients.)
If they are not happy with the mix of work they have, then they should act to change it, themselves.
This obviously translates in to a lot of useful skills as their careers develop, and I think, the right mindset to set them up to enjoy and be even more successful in their work.
I was lucky enough to pick this up very early in my career, from you.
posted on August 6, 2006