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Take Charge of Your Career—Career Development by Annabelle Reitman, Ed.D.

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Chapter . Direct Your Career

One characteristic of successful professionals is the continuous and directed management of their career pathways, which requires assessing current positions and future directions, determining goals, and identifying ways to reach them. Because shifts in personal circumstances, organizational priorities, and the marketplace may call for voluntary or involuntary career moves, or because unexpected opportunities may arise, being prepared to make a change by knowing your capabilities and goals and by understanding how to market yourself is critical. The ability to control your professional progress enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of your career transitions. Directing your career also enhances and expands your ...

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