How Do You Define Career Success?
By Carolyn Lee, AgCareers.com
Career success is a subjective term and means different things to different people. However, there are some commonalities that the majority of people agree is important when it comes to discussing “career success.” A successful career is usually one where the person feels happy to go to work every day, doing something of interest to the individual. Many people also measure career success by income, employer, prestige, etc. However, when it comes to these criteria, they are not the same for everyone. So, why should someone define what career success means for them? Without defining career success, it is difficult to define career goals and without goals, it is difficult to plan and achieve.
If you don’t define career success, you will never know when you achieve it.
Here are points to consider when defining career success for you:
When looking at career success, it is often important to look at life goals as well, these often go hand in hand. Career success begins with clarity of purpose and direction. Successful people know what they want in life and no one else can define that for you. However, there are many that help you on this path, mentors, managers, career counselors, friends and family are all people who know you in different ways and can help you understand where your career values lie.
Here are some other questions to consider when defining career success for yourself:
These are all questions and tools to consider when defining career success for ourselves. If this is something you have never consciously considered, it is never too late to plan for career success!
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