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Article No.: 18-1, January 1, 2018

Article Title: Career Planning Reflection: Are You Where You Should Be?!

Author:  Linda Gravett, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, CEQC

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Happy New Year!  I hope 2018 brings your dreams and career aspirations to fruition.
As you think about 2018, this is a great time to reflect on where you are today and what you can proactively do to end the year in a place that makes you feel fulfilled.  As you reflect, here are some questions to ask yourself to use as a framework:

  1. Think about your core values.  Write down the ones that really, really matter to you (time with family; contributing to your community, learning, etc.)
  2. Write down your career goals – focus on the next two years and what you want to accomplish. 
  3. What assignments can you volunteer for at work that will help you develop the skills and competencies you need to reach your career goals? 
  4. What volunteer activities within your community can you volunteer for that will help you develop the skills and competencies you need? 
  5. What associations can you get more involved with that add to your leadership experience and visibility?  
  6. Who are the people in your life you can turn to for mentoring?  What do you want to learn from them?

Best wishes for a 2018 that brings you closer to a rich, full life and career!___________________________________________

If you have any questions or need more information about this article, please contact Dr. Gravett by email at LSG@justthebasics.com.

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