Fast Forward Your Career – Part One

Success for you may mean getting on and gaining promotion. It may mean, doing more of what you enjoy doing. It could mean remaining employable in a changing world

The Adams Consultancy Limited has devised a development programme to help you, if you are keen to progress your career.

This post deals with the first stage in the Fast Forward Your Career programme, which is a personal audit or self-assessment. It answers the question:

How good am I now?

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Are You Working Too Hard?

Are you working too hard?

Are you working too hard? Yes or no. Do you know for certain? Are you guessing? Do you believe people at your workplace know whether or not you work too hard?

It is worth knowing the correct answer to the question because you want to know if you are an employee who works intelligently and gets things done or if you are just coasting along, letting others do the difficult work.

How can you find out? Continue reading “Are You Working Too Hard?”

Ssh! Don’t Tell

Self-Assessment And You

Don’t tell! Keep quiet. Keep it under your hat.

Most people know that when you are thinking about applying for a new job, you don’t tell your plans to every one. The trouble is that, if you really do keep things secret, you can’t gather feedback from managers and colleagues about your readiness and suitability for posts you may be considering and posts for which you seriously want to apply. Continue reading “Ssh! Don’t Tell”

Can You Describe Your Job In Nine Words?

Nine Words

What happens when someone asks you what you do?

Do you break out in a cold sweat? Do you launch into a long pre-prepared reply? Do you change the subject? Do you look at the person in front of you as if you had never been asked such a question before?

Picture this situation. You are attending a training programme. The coffee break arrives. People stand near you with their cups in their hands and ask you what you do. Are you ready for this question? How much can you say before you notice the other people have stopped listening? Continue reading “Can You Describe Your Job In Nine Words?”