Hallmarks of a Strong Career

What does a strong career look like? As Peter Weddle explains in his book, Work Strong: Your Personal Career Fitness System, a strong career is one with seven attributes. It’s a career where:

  • you refresh and expand your expertise in your field of work so that you are always able to perform at the state-of-the-ar t;
  • you extend and nurture your network of contacts in your field and industry so you are always top of mind when opportunities come up;
  • you add ancillary skills (e.g., a second language, the ability to use a new software program) so that you are able to extend the contribution you make with your primary area of expertise:
  • you push out the limits of your comfort zone so you can work in the widest possible range of situations and circumstances;
  • you work with those individuals and organizations that will support and advance your career so you are always in an environment where you can succeed;
  • you volunteer your talent to community, social service or environmental groups so you can contribute to others’ future as well as your own; and
  • you pace yourself with appropriate downtime and vacations so you preserve and reinforce your enthusiasm and commitment to doing your best work on-the-job.
Read more here, and visit www.CareerFitness.com, too.


About KappaDiva
Learning Leader Tech Ed Advocate Empassioned Educator Perpetual Student Professional Learner Chief Learning Officer Tonya is a learning leader, instructional design, performance support and multimedia communications professional, with nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare, information systems, instructional design and training, web and creative design, internal and external marketing, PR and communications, social media, service excellence, leadership development and non-profit operations management. She is currently Director, Staff Learning & Development, Teach For America; President, A2ATD; principal and Chief Learning Officer of Kappa Beta Technology & Instruction; grad student at The University of Michigan; and author of the Learning Leader Blog (www.learningleader.org,) an emerging technologies resource for 21st century educators. She current is living in Macomb County, MI, with her cat and several Mac and iOS devices.

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