Master Career Counselor

Carla Hunter, President of Career Span, Inc. is a Master Career Counselor (MCC) by the National Career Development Association and a Certified Career Coach by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She is an expert in writing resumes, effective job search strategies and interviewing success. Most recently, with over 20 years of navigating the complexity of today's world of work, she published "Finding Your Place in the World of Work", a career interest inventory (2014) and CareerView, an iPad app. As a private practice career counselor and a workforce development consultant, this blog is Carla's trove of ideas, trends, forecasts, and career tips for finding meaningful work.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Career Success Has No Shortcuts

Career Success is a culmination of individual experiences and lessons learned that are quilted together.

There are those who never connect the patches of development, making intentional choices and overcoming their fear to grasp the reality of success. Rather, they see a random and purely chaotic scene of reacting to job offers, jumping on new opportunities and never stepping back to assess the critical factors of career happiness. Success never lands on you without reason or fortitude. It can be grueling, difficult and time consuming to put your development as a professional as one of your top priorities. The pay off can be HUGE.

Consider the following strategies to harness your career potential:

1. PACE yourself. Take a new class, find an online course and learn something new daily.
2. Recognize the value of colleagues and spend quality time having lunch, a cup of coffee, a round of golf or Skype. Be available.
3. Learn to use technology to your advantage.
4. Study the resources your community offers and take advantage of them when possible.

Enjoy the journey of developing your career by recognizing there may not be a shortcut to arriving at success but take advantage of all the scenic beauty.

1 comment:

  1. Great words of wisdom Carla! I needed those reminders.