Wednesday, 7 January 2009

The 4 Categories of Career Articles

Career-related articles usually fall into one or more of the following categories:

1. Comforting [Everything will be OK]

2. Warning [Do this now, or else!]

3. Avoiding [Your disappointment will soon pass]

4. Resolving [Useful insight on personal career success]

Excellent career articles are written every day. The next time you are reading one, see if its core message fits with any of the four categories above. As you are reading, you might also ask yourself how helpful the advice and scenarios are. Numerous articles separate individual issues from career management activity*.

This blog is for and about people looking to resolve career issues and define their own personal success over time. Articles on this blog argue the case for active, rigourous career management in pursuit of personal career success.

If any of the above is interesting to you, please visit us again. You might even wish to share an opinion or contribute a story. This is Web2.0 after all :)

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[*Career Management should always be present as it provides the context for decision-making and issue resolution. When it is missing, what may seem like a win can have a negative impact in the future. Advice on answering interview questions is a good example of this. Without a wider career management context you might pass the interview but how do you know you are interviewing for the right job? See these posts on this tricky interview question as an example, What would you like to be doing 5 years from now?What would you like to be doing 5 years from now? - Revisited]

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