You may have a Career Plan. You may even have a backup Career Plan. But did you know you need THREE options for your career plan? In this article I’ll break down why 3 options is always best.
It used to be commonly accepted knowledge that academia and LinkedIn do not play nicely together. But those days are gone. While even academics need to get with LinkedIn, it is a MUST for all alt-acs to be on LinkedIn. Here’s the top 3 reasons why, and some resources to get you started.
I stumbled on an article about online learning that included an unexpected – but thought-provoking- point about career support. It served as a good reminder that mentors need to be mindful to offer their help to those who are online only (and not just exclusively to those who are physically present) and that all workers, women in particular, need more than one mentor at all times.
Practice being creative and you will find that alt-ac career planning becomes easier, as you are more open minded about career possibilities.
Sometimes, when your gut instinct is telling you it’s time for a change, you just need to listen.
I believe so strongly in the notion that you didn’t get to where you are without support, without cheerleaders, without both overt and behind-the-scenes advocacy. It’s a huge part of the reason I share what I have learned and continue to learn in this blog. But it’s not just the individual it benefits; it’s also the entire profession.