Entry into and advancement in a
career can either be controlled by fate and unpredictable
circumstances or by the individual wishing to achieve maximum benefit
and reward for his or her talents.
If the career and advancement is
controlled by employers, as is traditional, the opportunity for
advancement will only come when it is of value to the employer.
If career advancement is
controlled by the individual, the individual can initiate actions to
advance any time an opportunity presents itself or when skills and
experience have been acquired that can produce greater value with
broader duties and responsibilities.
What are the benefits of
individually managed career advancement?
1. The speed of advancement can
be significantly increased!
2. Compensation can be dramatically improved in a shorter period of
3. The individual controls career security, not the employer!
What is Required to Manage and Control Career Advancement?
Career advancement can be
achieved by setting specific advancement goals and developing a plan
that follows a disciplined decision making model such as on the one
Step 1 - Status Assessment &
Step 2 - Diagnosis of the Status
Assessment Data Documenting the Discrepancy Between the Goal &
Step 3 - Prescription of a Plan
Based on the Diagnosis & Designed to Overcome the Discrepancies
Step 4 - Implementation of the
Step 5 - Formative and Summative
Evaluation of the Implementation Performance