Chapter 2. Career Building Defined

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What Is a Career, and How Do You Build One?

The planning and execution of an ongoing career development strategy is something that most professionals largely ignore. Although everyone would agree that planning is an important element in reaching an objective, for many, career development often appears random and haphazard.

This chapter explains why career building is vital. The toolkit approach to career building helps you step away from your current job or work situation and lets you define broadly applied goals, skills, and tasks to move your professional life forward. In addition, it attempts to strip away ...

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