The Best Strategies for Managing your Career

CAREER SELF-MANAGEMENT: What does this mean?

Well, it is essentially about taking responsibility for your own career development by:

  • Taking control of  your career; thinks of yourself as “your own boss”
  • Focusing on being and keeping optimistic while facing transition
  • Being flexible and adaptable and recognizing that things change rapidly
  • Being creative and innovative in regards to work opportunities (long-term job security starting to become an obsolete term)
  • Recognizing and creating opportunities for employment and promoting them
  • Being responsible for your personal financial security and work-related advantages
  • Being courageous and ready to take risks when situations are uncertain
  • Conducting self- assessment and effective marketing activities of your skills and abilities
  • Keeping your skills up-to-date
  • Identifying and adding new skills by considering current labour market trends and by committing to lifelong learning
  • Relying on yourself rather than any business, organization, government or organization to look after your needs and interests