12 Quick Career Success Tips

  1. Think building blocks- skills, talents,strengths that you assemble as you progress your career
  2. Ensure employability through continuing education and professional development
  3. Think roles rather than just jobs
  4. Market yourself and what you have to offer
  5. Be resilient – leave your ego behind
  6. Stay culturally current
  7. Be a compelling communicator
  8. Find a mentor or coach
  9. Build financial independence
  10. Think like an outsider
  11. Decide if you want to specialise
  12. Don’t beat yourself up if everything does not happen as you expect it.

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements is author of the Career Accelerator Self Coaching Workbook.  For more information click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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Management Coaching says 2 November 2009

What are in your opinion the main challenges for this subject for the next five years or so? Kind regards Peter Smithson, professional developer of the management coaching trainers game of the year 2007.

Duncan Brodie says 2 November 2009

Hi Peter

Thanks for your comment and in response to your question, here are my thoughts on the main challenges facing people as they seek to achieve career success:

1. People staying put in roles because of the economic uncertainty
2. Continued challenge on budgets for training and development opportunities
3. Further mergers and acquisitions which might result in a highly rated individual getting lost in a bigger organisation
4. People not taking personal responsibility for their career development
5. Overall just a tougher envirnment which makes it harder for people to shine, especially if spending a lot of time firefighting.


Career Development says 25 November 2009

I Like to read about career development.Got your page on Wednesday.Your Post 12 Quick Career Success Tips | Goals and Achievements is really Nice.Thanks.

Oscar says 27 April 2010

I wish more people would write blogs like this that are actually helpful to read. With all the fluff floating around on the internet, it is rare to read a blog like yours instead.

Graphic Design says 7 May 2010

Nice Post guys… Thanks 🙂

career says 23 May 2010

12 Quick Career Success Tips | Goals and Achievements was kind of helpful, but career could be more in detail. Overall, was good info about career

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