Tuesday, March 17, 2009 (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amy Luther
These days, many of us feel lucky to have a job -- especially in an industry we love.
But just because we're weathering the current financial storm doesn't mean that we're satisfied with where we're at in our careers long term. We all need to dream, right?
Whether you envision yourself designing snowboards or being CEO of an outdoor clothing company, you need to get yourself into position -- and make choices -- to achieve your goals.
OIWC's Career Satisfaction Survey -- sent to OIWC members in September 2008 -- touched on the topic of career path. Results showed that 76 percent of respondents want a clear career path, but only 37 percent say their companies are doing well in this area.
Which begs the question, whose job is it to define your career path? Is it entirely up to you, the individual, or should your employer shoulder some of the responsibility, as well?