Take charge of your own career

Author: Kristin Intress

Categories: Careers, your career
Tags: careers advice, goal, personal development
Career development doesn't just happen. In this TV show Kristin Intress of  Worldhotels discusses taking charge of your own career.

Career development advice

I think it's always a tricky one because people ask 'How did you become successful?' and I guess that's always a definition that you have to define on your ow n, but I think that the biggest result of that is to know you're in the right place at the right time, and having the nerve to do something about it. So I think that you can only live with regrets, I've moved around in the industry and I've been in multiple verticals, and I think with every change you make, that learning curve changes the way you look at a new industry. I came from healthcare, I could apply so much knowledge in a new sector, where so often we don't move sectors and you become a little bit stagnated and not seeing things from the outside. And we can learn so much from each vertical and that's really helped me catapult within those different environments, but I think you have to know what you want, you have to decide where you're going, and create a path. And so I always had short-term, mid-term, long-term goals, and you can divert through those, but at least it's a plan. I think I run into too many people who wait for something to happen, the pizza deliver guy is probably not going to deliver what you want in the future. I often went knowing exactly what I want to accomplish at a meeting, and set a goal, and you either succeed or fail on the way, but you learn from each one. So I think, know you're in the right place at the right time and be willing to do something about it, and I think that's what a lot of people struggle to do.

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