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Shaping Your Career : Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges - Harvard Business School Press

Shaping Your Career

Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges

By: Harvard Business School Press (Compiled by)

Paperback Published: 1st February 2008
ISBN: 9781422118764
Number Of Pages: 88

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Your career is not a one-time decision made early in life. Rather, you refine or redefine it as you grow professionally. This volume helps you:
· Recognize when it's time for a change
· Articulate the business activities that interest you most deeply
· Assess your skills and values
· Update your skills to remain competitive in the workforce
· Spot and seize advantage of career-development opportunities

Mentors' Message: Why Take Charge of Your Career?p. ix
Shaping Your Career: The Basicsp. 1
What Does Shaping Your Career Mean?p. 3
Understanding the need for changep. 4
Growing at your companyp. 4
Navigating the job-change processp. 6
Taking Charge of Your Careerp. 9
Defining your careerp. 10
Shifting your skills to stay competitivep. 11
Thinking career lattice, not ladderp. 12
Thinking strategically about your careerp. 13
Knowing Yourselfp. 15
Clarifying who you arep. 16
Looking inwardp. 16
Asking othersp. 17
Using formal assessment toolsp. 19
Knowing when it's time for a changep. 20
Understanding Business Interestsp. 21
Eight core interestsp. 22
Figuring out your core interestsp. 24
Clarifying Your Work Reward Valuesp. 27
What are work reward values?p. 28
Why clarify your work reward values?p. 29
Strategies for clarifying your work reward valuesp. 31
Assessing Your Skillsp. 35
Understanding types of skillsp. 36
Knowing your strongest skillsp. 37
Articulating your transferable skillsp. 37
Four key points about skillsp. 38
Finding Developmental Opportunities at Your Companyp. 41
Starting the searchp. 42
Finding out what people dop. 43
Choosing the right growth opportunitiesp. 46
Getting the skills you needp. 47
Getting the information you needp. 47
Helping Others Manage Their Careersp. 53
Putting your organization firstp. 54
Speaking the language of interests, values, and skillsp. 55
Fostering a career management mindsetp. 56
Tips and Toolsp. 57
Tools for Shaping Your Careerp. 59
Test Yourselfp. 69
Answers to test questionsp. 72
Frequently Asked Questionsp. 75
To Learn Morep. 81
Sources for Shaping Your Careerp. 87
Notesp. 89
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ISBN: 9781422118764
ISBN-10: 1422118762
Series: Harvard Pocket Mentor
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 88
Published: 1st February 2008
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.11