A discussion on managing and maximizing career
In this blog I would focus on some key issues that each of us faces during his career choices. People put effort making their future bright, but, it is possible that we may spoil our struggle without even knowing by making a move.
Being a career fellow at Amal Academy (an education start-up funded by Stanford University that teaches professional skills to students and corporations) we are taught how to manage and maximize our career by working on some simple principles. I am going to share 6 tips on how to manage and maximize your career. Actually, I am sharing an experience about the discussion I had the past day with my friend on this topic. So the tips are;
1. Do an internship before pursuing a higher degree to confirm if you like that field/ industry
2. Don’t do PhD if you want to be an entrepreneur or work in corporate sector
3. Spend at least one year in your first job
4. Find your passion and align it with your career
5. Decisions are very unique to each person, what’s right for one isn’t right for the other
6. Own your decisions: Don’t let other people make decisions for you and don’t blame anyone else
By having experience, it shows people that you have thought about what you want to do and understand the everyday realities of working life. The more experience you can get before you apply for your first full-time job, the better. It will also give you a good opportunity to gain useful skills and experience working with a range of people from all sorts of different backgrounds.
Work experience gently introduces you to the world of work. You get to learn the do’s and don’ts, get work place savvy and learn to navigate your way through the jungle of office politics. Vitally, it’ll give you an idea of the skills you might need to thrive in the workplace.