Managing your career is a process and not a transaction. It is something that requires an ongoing investment to ensure you are developing yourself professionally to successfully achieve your career goals. If you were the CEO of a business, you would naturally have a vision, mission, and strategic plan articulating the direction your company was headed. You’d have goals set and action plans underway to ensure your best chances of success. Do you give your career this same focus, priority, and investment?

Visioning, reflecting, branding, marketing, and networking are necessary to build the foundation to a fulfilling career. We must make this investment in ourselves to truly love our careers. It is our goal that you learn this career management process so you can best manage your career for a lifetime.

infographic about the four pillars of career management

The career management process consists of four main elements: strategic career planning, navigating job change, building your own personal brand, and expanding your network. Each of these pillars contains important skills and techniques applicable to a successful career life.