One of my favorite people, who I met in the early days of JibberJobber, is Billie Sucher. I reviewed her first book called Between Jobs over three years ago (it’s still relevant). This week’s giveaway is her second career book (she has non-career publications) titled Happy About the Career Alphabet. She gave me a copy in New Orleans… so you’ll either get my signed copy or perhaps I can talk her into mailing it to you (she doesn’t know I’m writing this post).
Here’s how one person will get it … answer the question below on this blog (not on Facebook or Twitter, etc.) and Billie will choose her favorite response.
My question centers around something I saw on the news on Saturday morning. A young fella from New Orleans was talking about his future and said something like this: “either join the military or go to college – those are my two best career paths.”
I have been thinking about that since I saw it – I don’t think those are his only “career paths,” but what bugs me more, are those really “career paths?” I guess I would have used a different phrase as I’ve traditionally thought of a “career path” as a sequence of jobs that helps me get to where I end up… not the stepping stones to get their. So here’s the question:
Assuming you are giving advice to a young person (I’ll let YOU define young! :)), what are significant parts of the “career path” that you help them understand? In other words, say they want to be a financial planner, CEO of a big company, entrepreneur, etc… what are the components that they need to think about for their career?
Answer on this blog and I’ll ask Billie to pick her fav!
The winner of last week will be announced soon…. !