4 posts tagged with "diagnostic"

A Career Management Diagnostic

Posted:July 19, 2015 | Tags: Diagnostic, Personal Branding, Career Management

When considering any next step in your career, it's critical to answer these 3 questions:

What do I want to do? Not, what can I do? That’s not the same question.
How will my personal priorities impact my next step? Examples: financial requirements or geography.
Who needs what I have? The profile of the organization and the ultimate decision maker for whom the issue around which I’m a thought-leader is causing insomnia?
It doesn't matter the next step. This career management diagnostic will...

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Question 1 of 3: What do I WANT to do?

Posted:July 19, 2015 | Tags: Diagnostic, Personal Branding, Career Management

This is Part 2 of a 4 Part Post.

As a follow on to my post (see June 24, 2015 post called: Career Management Diagnostic), here is the deeper dive into Question #1: What do I want to do?

Note: the question is: What do I want to do? Not, what can I do? As that’s not the same question.

Speaking for myself, there are many things I can do, but just because I can do something doesn't mean I want to do it. Or, that it's something at which I excel.

There are many things I did earlier in my...

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Question 2: How will my personal priorities impact my next step?

Posted:July 19, 2015 | Tags: Diagnostic, Personal Branding, Career Management

This is Part 3 of a 4 Part Post.


As a follow on to my post (A Career Management Diagnostic - a framework to help make the career management process more approachable, manageable, and less nebulous), here is the deeper dive into Question #2: How will my personal priorities impact my next step?


Based on where we are in our lives at any given time, generally, we each have personal priorities that influence our choices and our needs. Those could be related to geography, income / financial...

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Question 3: Who needs what I have?

Posted:October 27, 2015 | Tags: Diagnostic, Personal Branding, Career Management

Question 3: Who needs what I have?

The question is more difficult than it looks. “Who needs what I have?” means:
1. What’s the profile of the organization that needs my thought leadership, skills, and expertise? What organization is experiencing the problem that I’m best at solving?
2. Who’s the ultimate decision maker for whom that issue is causing insomnia?

Let’s take an example so this becomes more tangible. Recently, I worked with a Director of Corporate Tax. Here are the answers to her...

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