Looking for a job? Looking to get your career path underway? Looking to make some professional pivot? Thinking about anything significant when it comes to YOUR career requires a number of things to implement a sure fire success story.

Clearly, you begin this process with clarity of mind and a commitment. Once you have established what it is that you want to achieve, you begin by putting your plan in place and that can happen if you use your time wisely and research the marketplace you are interested in.

You invest in yourself by taking the time necessary to learn as much as you can about your market to see what opportunities are out there for you. You may learn from this exercise that what you want doesn’t exist. Or maybe you see that it’s defined differently than what you originally thought. Either way, you LEARN and that’s a WISE thing to do. If you approach this from the dark, having little or no information, then you are using time badly and that is the DUMB thing to do.

Learning is the key to this process. Wisdom can drive you in the right direction. Remember, when it comes to your career, it’s all about moving forward. If you are not moving forward, you are either standing still or worse than that, you are moving backwards. It is a very competitive marketplace and if you are looking to make a significant career move, you MUST take it seriously, learn as much as you can about your market and prepare.

Career sequencing requires that you take and make time to lay out a good quality strategic plan. Be wise – don’t be dumb.

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