As we celebrate the Christmas season and New Year and reflect back on 2012, I decided to focus on ways to turn 2013 into a year of ongoing career success. How can you do this? By creating a career strategic plan.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, a famous French writer, once said, "A goal without a plan is just a wish." Achieving success requires more than luck and hard work -- it requires a plan. Here's my advice for creating a career strategic plan.
Look in the mirror. Begin by seeing yourself as a competitive product. Take inventory of your strengths, weaknesses and differentiators, and then challenge yourself by facing any weaknesses and making improvements. What books can you read or seminars can you attend to improve your professional skills?