Knowing yourself, fully, is key to navigating the present and future. While job search strategies are crucial, your greatest career strategy is self knowledge. A house without a foundation crumbles. A career strategy ‘house’, without a solid foundation of self knowledge, is vulnerable to all the elements.
Greater knowledge, e.g. strengths, motivators, what makes you ‘tick’, values, creates more choice, building career resilience.Think about it this way—where would you prefer to sit in your ‘Career Car’:
- Driver (you’re at the controls)
- Passenger (helps driver, but has no controls)
- Kids in backseat (headsets and texting – just ‘along for the ride’), or last, but not least . . .
- Trunk (no vision, trapped, no choice).
I hope this resonates with you as much as it does with me.
Read the full guest post by Lenore http://timsstrategy.com/the-key-to-career-resilience-know-yourself/
Where do you want to sit in the car?