How to Career Path Employees Who Don’t Want Upward Mobility

Yesterday, I wrote about the importance of career pathing and how it helps with employee engagement, and as a strategy in succession planning. It's the way to identify high potentials and filling leadership positions that open up as Baby Boomers leave the organization. But, I also mentioned that not everyone wants to move up the …

Making the Case for Career Pathing in Organizations

In looking at perks that employees want within their organization, one that stands out is the idea of career pathing; this is a plan for the progressions the employee will take while employed with their organization. While not every employee wants to move up into a leader role, they do want to know their are …

You Have a Degree but Not Satisfied: Now What?

Not sure if this is a (growing) trend or not, but I'm seeing more clients who have graduated with a degree win what they thought was the career of their choice, but who are now finding dissatisfaction and unfulfillment.The reasons vary but it seems to lead into an aspect of once they got into the …

Conceptual vs Operational Career Goals

When you're trying to make a move in your career, such as moving to another position within/outside the company or a leadership position, it's important to do the work before you take action. A good way to get prepared is to write out your conceptual and operational goals; this will provide you with the necessary …

Two Examples of Career Passion – A Lesson to Follow

If you have been following me or know me personally, you are aware that I spend a lot of time at Universal Studios here in Orlando.  It is Mardi Gras time which is probably my favorite time to go to the park.  The atmosphere is energized and the activities are awesome - which includes bands …

Set Your Career Intentions for the New Year

I hope that the new year so far going well for you and that you are taking massive action on goals you've set.  Action, no matter how big or small, is what will get you to achieve your goals if the actions are consistent. This is the perfect time to set your career intentions, which …

Are You Following Others On Their Career Paths and Not Your Own?

A 'theme' has surfaced recently that I believe was put out there for me to heed: "Follow your own path." I seem to see this phrase everywhere lately - in movies I watch, magazines I read, and in social media posts.  When something occurs over and over again, I feel it must be sending out …

To Older Workers: Get With the Program!

I recently worked a career fair that involved the 50+ population.  I met with attendees to help them develop and refine a job search strategy, discuss options for where to look for a job, and review their resumes.  I met with individuals who had very impressive work histories and credentials and some who had not …