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John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC
The BV professionals that get ahead – and stay ahead – are the ones who take time to understand their options. Everyone makes smarter decisions with better information. Is there some reason you’re not doing that for your career?
If you’re like most people, you did some interviews when you finished school. You picked what looked like the best of the jobs in front of you and went to work. Then at some point, you lifted your head up and noticed that you had a “career” going. Coincidentally, that can also be the time when BV starts to be fun. You’ve begun to understand the process a little more broadly.
This is also about the time when assumptions about a career path can start to form. Sometimes those assumptions are right. More often, unfortunately, they’re wrong. In the right circumstances, assumptions are not a bad thing. They provide a convenient way to navigate life. When it comes to your career, however, they can be a problem.
The best antidote for assumptions is reliable information about careers in BV. Where am I likely to end up, given the path that I’m on? What are the milestones I should watch out for on the way? And priority number one: How much should I expect to be paid.
What are the things that can happen when you’re not being accountable for your career?
- You can discover you’ve waited too long to make that geographic move you’ve told yourself (and maybe someone else) that you would.
- You can miss the clues that confirm you’re in the right place and make the wrong move. You can miss the clues that say you should leave, and stay.
- You can learn the hard way that what you’re worth – and what you’re being paid – where you are is more than the market would bear if you wanted to make a move.
Again, if you’re like most people it’s just not a priority to look for answers to career questions because you’re too busy having a career to pay very much attention to it. Even if you’re serious about finding them, where do you turn? You can talk to colleagues, but their experiences will be just as circumscribed as yours.
We are the source for the career perspective you’ve always wanted. You owe it to yourself, and anyone else who relies on you, to be accountable for your career. Contact us for a confidential conversation.