Hello and welcome to the December 2015 Edition of Monthly Roundup on the topic of Career Success.
The articles in this roundup post have been selected based on the views & social shares that have been generated. And all the articles have been published during the month of December.
In this post, J.T. O’Donnell talks about the importance of aligning yourself with the right people to move your career forward. She uses the baseball analogy where each players rely on each other’s strengths to bring together the team’s success. Similarly, in a work environment everyone brings their own unique strength to the table. It is important to identify your own professional strength s and then leverage other’s strengths for the success of the company.
One of the standard questions asked in most job interviews is about your strengths and weaknesses. Molly Moseley shares the importance of honing on your strengths and what you are good at. She also gives us some suggestion on ways to identify things that you are good at. Sometimes, it is as simple as asking those around us for feedback.
I love posts like this, wherein the author compiles a list of key ideas& takeaways. These lists are easy to comprehend and they are more effective in putting them to good use. Julie Bort has compiled a list of 50 things that she has learnt from her years of experience as a journalist, and interviewing other successful people. It is hard to choose a favourite out of 50 golden nuggets. My favourite is #39 ” No matter how successful you get, you can still fail and fail big”.
2016 just started, and I am sure you are flooded with posts & ideas on setting New Year’s Goals and Resolutions. However, goals will not yield strong results unless & until backed with proper plans. And also, it is important to take some time to reflect on the year that has passed. Alistair Cox shares his personal successes & stories, and key ideas to make 2016 a great year.
Martin Zwilling recommends us to take a book from the Entrepreneurs Playbook, wherein all of us (even if we are working in a corporate environment) can learn about thriving in a fast changing business environment. The key takeaway from the post is to re-frame the way you think about your job. Instead of thinking yourself as an employee, think of yourself as an independent entrepreneur in your company.
I hope you found this month’s Career Success Roundup resourceful.
The authors of each of these posts have shared numerous ideas, we can start employing right away to make a meaningful impact in our careers.