What do I want and need to accomplish 30 days, 90 days, 180 days, 365 days from now?
When interviewing for a job, good candidates ask this question to understand what is expected of them and to have an outline of where to focus in the short-term. If you are a company veteran, look at your role with fresh eyes and plot out your next 30, 90, 180 and 365 days. Be deliberate about where you are spending your time and energy in 2010. Set a calendar reminder for those same time periods to update your resume or block off some time for self-reflection and to reorient your plans if needed.
What do I need outside of my career to be successful?
A strong personal foundation supports professional success.
While you focus on professional development, networking and career strategy, don’t forget to include time for relationships, self-care, fun and relaxation, community involvement – whatever you need to be at your personal and therefore professional best.
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Caroline Ceniza-Levine is a career coach, writer, speaker, Gen Y expert and co-founder of SixFigureStart (www.sixfigurestart.com), a career coaching firm comprised of former Fortune 500 recruiters. Formerly in corporate HR and retained search, Caroline most recently headed University Relations for Time Inc and has also recruited for Accenture, Citibank, Disney ABC, and others. Caroline is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Professional Development at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs and posts at CNBC Executive Careers and Vault.com.
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