Working on Your Career Is a Lifelong Pursuit
It is your responsibility to take advantage of the opportunities that occur and achieve your goals. No one else is going to manage your career for you. Where do you begin if you have just started your career? Here are some guidelines to get you on the right track. Go to Working on Your Career Is a Lifelong Pursuit (via insidehighered.com).
Do You Have EQ Skills?
Notably, 78% of leaders said personality sets great employees apart, more than cultural fit (53%) and even an employee's skills (39%). The problem is that when leaders say "personality" they don't understand what they're referring to. Personality is distinct from intellect (or IQ), as well as from emotional intelligence (or EQ). This is where the study, and most leaders for that matter, have misinterpreted the term. How does your personality align with this study? Go to 10 Signs You are Going to be Successful (via themuse.com).
Find Yourself a Mentor
Mentors can help you set career goals, resolve difficult problems and make sound career decisions. People with mentors earn higher salaries, are promoted more frequently and report higher job satisfaction than those without mentors. Sounds pretty good, right? Go to Finding a Mentor (via idealistcareers.org).