Friday, November 02, 2007

Early Career Decisions

In your twenties and early thirties, your career is typically your most important financial asset. Any investment you make in your career in those early years will have decades to pay-off, and early success or smart career choices can translate into millions of Dollars in future income.

In the coming days, I will be publishing a series of posts on the topic of getting your career going in the right direction. This series will focus on how folks in their twenties can greatly improve their chances for long term prosperity by making a few smart career choices. Here are the posts that I am planning for this series:

Employer Selection: a Strategic Career Decision - Your early employment history will have a profound impact on the rest of your career. This post will offer specific advice on how to select your first companies, including a detailed discussion of important issues to consider and traps to avoid.

Your Colleagues - Your Assets - This post will focus on developing one of the most important and under appreciated career assets that each of us owns. Our colleagues.

Active Resume Building - Far from being a laundry list of everything you have done in your career, your resume is a story, and you are the author. This post will show you how to plan and acquire an enviable resume.

Recovering from Early Career Disaster - everyone's career has its ups and downs. However, early career mistakes can have a long lasting effect unless they are dealt with quickly and decisively. This post will discuss some of the more common career disasters and offer ways for turning them into career assets.

This promises to be a very interesting series. I hope you enjoy it.


plonkee said...

Oooh. I'm looking forward to this. If your day job doesn't work out, you should consider hiring yourself out as a career consultant.

Shadox said...


I was actually a career coach for first year MBA students in my second year of business school. Bouncing career ideas off of somebody else is always a good idea.

Series coming starting Monday.

frugal zeitgeist said...

I can't wait!!

Patrick said...

Shadox, I'm eagerly awaiting this series. I htink it will be a great help to many people just starting out.