Slightly irregular, not in line with the rest, not fitting the mold; these are statements which considered to be telling that a person is not quite right. In a world that seems to be in contradiction to what is "right" and what "fits in", it's kind of hard to know if what you are doing is what is expected and will bring rewards. There is one view that is looking for someone who is not like the rest. Someone who not only thinks outside the box, but works outside of it as well.
One thing I know for sure, there is no standard template for success. Yes, there used to be - this company, this entry level job, become good at this, make friends with that person, Bam rising up to Super Star Guaranteed. Well, that is not the case anymore. Knowing this should put you at ease. The ease being that you are not "missing" a step. I'm not saying you don't need some guidance (Mentor and Sponsorship required). I am saying you can't listen to everyone you meet who te
There is an ideal in most companies that there is an order to how a person can rise to a certain level of success. Some believe you have to start at the bottom, or someplace close to it, then rise from there. Not only do they have an idea of where you should start from but also where you should land at each interval of your career. What you should do at each level, how long you should be at each level and who you need to befriend to get to the next place. Kind of sounds OK, b
Choosing someone you admire within your field is what most goal minded career person would do, reading and studying their career path, following them on twitter, FB or possibly their newsletter. Doing all of this is in part keeping you focused and also helping you to chart a path for your own success. However, in using someone else's career as a blueprint it is easy to begin to replace some of your traits with theirs. That's not a horrible happen stance but you must be caref