Learn what career paths look like in today's ambiguous workplace. With the traditional career ladder quickly becoming a thing of the past, gain new insights into how the modern worker has to be flexible and create new paths that don't necessarily follow a predictable or straight line.
- New research suggests that upward of 65%…of today's school children will graduate college…and start in jobs that currently don't exist.…This means that the pace of change will not slow down…any time soon, in fact, it's likely to speed up.…As companies become increasingly nimble and move to flatter…and more complex organizational structures,…the concept of a traditional career ladder is quickly dying.…The idea of lifetime employment…and climbing a career ladder rung by rung is being replaced…by self-directed careers.…
Let's bring this shift to life…by examining the careers of two professionals.…Meet Bill.…Bill joined his current company right out of college.…Bill was rewarded with competitive pay increases each year,…he was even put into a special training program…to prepare him for potential management roles.…After 15 years with the company,…Bill has been part of some innovative projects…that have demonstrated his ability to lead.…Bill has been promoted four times already…and sees a vice president title in his near future.…
- How the workplace has changed
- Creating a career vision
- Creating short- and long-term goals
- Mobilizing: Identifying resources, mentors, and your online brand