Managing Your Career Journey – Challenges and Opportunities
Career development is the short-term actions that on takes to learn a skill, fine tune a strength or development a weakness. Career growth refers to the big picture, the overall progress of someone’s professional life. It is defined by the different roles and responsibilities we take on throughout our career journey, and this journey can go in several directions, but it is very rarely linear. While it’s easier to manage our own career development, growth is a bit more complicated because it can be affected by our environment, available opportunities, people, and circumstances. Understanding these challenges and opportunities can help make our journey a little smoother. In this episode we speak with a career advice guru who has serval books on the market about how to maneuver your way through this complicated work world and come out on top.
Vicky Oliver is an award-winning author of books on career development. Her savvy career advice has been featured in over 901 media outlets, including the front page of the New York Times Job Market section, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, Associated Press (twice), LA Times, Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer (twice), Sunday Star-Ledger, Esquire magazine, Essence magazine, The Investment Professional magazine, and Bloomberg TV. She loves the radio medium and has been interviewed on well over 601 local and national radio programs. She wrote five career books, one of her most successful ones was her first book, 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions (Sourcebooks 2005), is a national bestseller now in its third U.S. printing. Her other books include : Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots, 301 Smart Answers to Tough Business Etiquette Questions ,Power Sales Words and Live Like A Millionaire (Without Having to Be One). All Vicky’s books are available on Amazon. Vicky Oliver also gives lively seminars on job-hunting, interviewing, and office politics.