How a Project Manager job description would read if it were written honestly.
When you are afraid of failure at work, or have actually failed, what can you do to move past the “blame” stage and get back on track? Assigning blame – internally or externally – doesn’t help or serve you, or move you closer to career satisfaction. So keep failing forward.
My inbox seems to indicate that whether we are headed for a recession, people are WORRIED that we are, and how it affects looking for a job.
In my day job, I manage professional development programs. And in that field the trend has moved to offering bite-sized training. Appetizers, if you will. Rather than committing someone to a full three-course meal (or more!) of training, we know adults learn best when single-tasked and focused, and in smaller chunks, particularly as we get bombarded with more and more information. This applies really well to graduate school training too.
One of the foremost thinkers in how we can overhaul the graduate school experience to address career planning is Leonard Cassuto. In addition to his excellent book The Graduate School Mess (which should be required reading for anyone interested in the topic), he also writes a series for the Chronicle of Higher Education called the Graduate Adviser. His latest post, “Outcomes-based Graduate School: The Humanities Edition” illustrates how one university – Lehigh – tackled overhauling its graduate curriculum in English. There’s several things to note in how they went about this.
You know how you only get one chance to make a good first impression? Office optics play a huge role, especially at any new job.