You are in charge of your own success. And it is up to you to understand and develop your special talents. It is always up to you to stand up and to ask for another assignment that will enable you to have new experiences on the way to your goals. You are the best and only advocate for your own interests and that is why you have to dynamically manage your career.
“If it is to be, it is up to me.” – William H. Johnsen
It is completely different from a job search. As you manage your career, you:
These days many people are convinced the only way to progress in a career is to advance in career moving up meanwhile the reality shows that the Career Ladder doesn’t work that well anymore. Advancement can mean taking on a variety of challenging roles over time.
A lattice, because it is wide and accessible at many angles, it reflects today’s reality. The lattice helps diversify your skills, for example when you consider multiple career paths and prepare accordingly, you cultivate a broader variety of skills. This makes you more valuable both to your current employer and to the market as a whole. It helps to Improve life fit. On a ladder, you move up only when the position above you is free. In contrast, a lattice has flexibility. You can determine how fast you move and to which direction, as well as when to move. With a lattice rather than measuring yourself by your title or your salary, you define meaningful, satisfying work.
Watch for these signs that you’ve outgrown your current role and are ready for a change:
If you noticed two or more of these signs I have something to tell you. It is time to take your career in your hands and move towards your goal fearlessly.
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