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The Advantages Of a Strong Career Orientation

15 Dec 2016 - Ida Banek - Others 2 min read

Professional career orientation proved to be very powerful contributor to the overall career success.

In case you don’t know where you want to go, it doesn’t matter at all which road you decide to take! But we want you to take the right one because it will lay the foundation for your entire career.

At the very beginning, maybe you can ask yourself:

How well do you know yourself?

What are your key drivers?

Combining your answers to these two questions will give you a direction towards roles, industries and organizational cultures you will fit in well. Once you fit well into a role, there is a higher probability you will enjoy doing your job, thereby becoming a high performer, and finally a highly engaged employee who will be well rewarded for their contributions.

That is the combination we all aim for in our jobs, yet statistics show that only 30% of the overall workforce belong to the category of highly engaged employees.

Imagine coming to work every morning with a big smile on your face. Even better, picture yourself on Sunday evenings actually looking forward to the next day, when you can continue working on that great new project… If you make a wrong job choice, such scenarios will be difficult to imagine. In fact, soon after integrating into your new team, you may start thinking of how to get out and find something different and more exciting… Since choosing to look for a really great job is usually neither the easy nor the fast route, you may get stuck in something you don’t like for a long time.

Unfortunately, such feelings and thoughts are not rare in a career. And that is why we believe that, immediately after graduating, it is extremely important that you find the best possible answers to the two questions mentioned above. Strong orientation will prevent you from wasting time, effort and emotional engagement on the wrong job. Instead, use that time and effort to make the right choices from the start so you can accelerate your career towards your aspirations.

You can read the original article here.

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Ida Banek is senior HR leader with over 20 years of experience in the field. She has a strong expertise in strategic talent management and a particular passion for developing young talents. Ida decided to found her own company so she could make her expertise available not only to global companies, but also to individuals eager to take their careers in their own hands.

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