Robin Kessler - Competency Speaker and HR Consultant

Actively manage your career

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Two choices:  you can be a victim and let things happen to you in your career or you can be strategic and decide to actively manage your career.

So, here’s another resolution for 2011:  learn to actively manage your career the competency-based way.

Here are the steps:

  • Communicate the competency-based way. 

Identify when you accomplish something that proves you are strong in a key competency area, let your manager know, and use it as an example in interviews and on your performance review. Be able to talk about it…and write about it.

  • Develop a competency-based resume. Keep it current.                                                                                               
  • Learn how to advocate for yourself in competency-based interviews and on your performance review.
  • Identify the key competencies you need for the future and target opportunities to prove your strengths through competency-based accomplishments.
  • Anticipate changes in the competencies your organization will need in the future.

Make a commitment, with a little c, to recognize yourself for your competency-based accomplishments in 2011.  You can do this! The big C types of commitments may be needed for other goals in 2011, but for those, I’d suggest talking to matchmakers, recruiters, realtors, mental health professionals, or personal trainers.


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