10 Key Career Success Questions
At some point in every professional or managerial career, there is a time when one start thinking: Is it time to move on or do something else? However, before you quit your job and take a fling at something else, realistically evaluate your career and potential options by asking yourself these ten career success questions:
While setting distinct goals is a critical factor in career advancement, remaining flexible is important too. Climbing the career ladder with blinders on could mean missed opportunity. Career success involves staying open, staying flexible and making sure you're using your talents to the fullest. Remember, control your destiny or someone else will!
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Taking Job Loss Seriously
Anyone reading this article and has
suffered a job loss recently IS
taking the job loss seriously. The
stages often are:
1. A sense of relief, sometimes
euphoria if the job has been a bad
one, and sadness if the loss has
2. Next comes anger, resentment
and more sadness.
3. If the job was a bad one, sadness
often leads to real depression and
more anger. If the job was a good
one, expect the same reactions.
4. Euphoria has gone, along with
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