Useful tips for advancing your career
Every career will have bumps and surprises along the way, but by building a plan for your trajectory you can mitigate those problems by moving through a series of manageable steps that are much more within your line of sight and immediate control, according to David Van Rooy in his book Trajectory: 7 Career Strategies to Take You from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. The book provides a range of hints for managing a successful career.
Quotable statements made by the author include:
- Seeking the right type of feedback will enable you to solidify your strongest areas and improve those areas that others deem to be weaknesses.
- Persistence has and will continue to stand the test of time as a differentiating characteristic that the most successful people possess.
- When you think big, act small, and move quick, you will find yourself spending less time anguishing and dreaming, and more time doing and accomplishing.
- If you do not position yourself to see past the bends in the road along your journey, you may have found your plateau.
- Once you let stagnation set in, the consequences are far reaching and hard to undo.
- Failure results in the acquisition of character if you can harness and learn from what went wrong.
- You can make it easier to reach sustained performance by striving to focus on that which gives you the greatest satisfaction.
I did not find any particularly new insights in the book, but the book does provide a collection of strategies which should be useful to anyone who is looking for ways of moving their career onward and upward.