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08/12/13
Mid-career Transitions. Preparation, Questions and Advice
Filed under: Interviewing, Mature professionals, Alternate Career Paths
Posted by: site admin @ 12:06 pm

We all end up in mid-career and face decisions that will
challenge each of us.  Earlier, we wrote about the importance
of mid-career professionals engaging coaches and mentors.
(after A. Gawande, New Yorker magazine)  Mid career
knowledge workers are urged to grow in their self awareness
and assess others needs
in different circumstances.  To this
end, two recent books shine a revealing illuminating light
and apply a laser focus on things to repair.

Marchall Goldsmith’s What got you here, won’t get you there
illustrates 20 things to avoid in a series of cartoons to bring
things to light without mentioning any names.  These things
are destructive behaviors that demotivate and lose your
credibility. 

Vicky Oliver’s 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview
Question
s goes out on a limb to provide words to go
with the music of our careers, our calling, why we
were put on this earth and dares us to be extraordinary.

 - what is important for you in your job?
 - what are your goals and how do you set them?
 - dealing with questions that may off set us or may
come from a different direction… titles, managing
groups to being a staffer, flatter organizations,
 - visionary vs implementer roles.

This is a worthwhile contribution to a long list and
it remains relevant 8 years after publication.

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