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Chapter 5 How to Navigate Your Career

CHAPTER 5

How to Navigate Your Career

“Purpose is a goal toward which we are always working. It is the forward-pointing arrow that motivates our behavior and serves as the organizing principle of our lives. Second, purpose involves a contribution to the world.”

—E.E. Smith1

  • Understand your own values and purpose to reimagine your own life.
  • Hard skills are useful; soft skills are essential.
  • Recognize market reality: the emergent world of work.
  • Know how to ask the right questions for self-guidance.
  • Communicating, networking, lifelong learning, and flexibility are necessary to your success.
  • Reimagine career paths.

Values to Guide You: Find Your Authentic Self

Too many of us go from job to job, and fall into a career that seems “to have happened to us.” Others may have followed a career track, and succeeded at their jobs, but find they are unfulfilled, stuck, and seeking a better fit between their values and work.


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