The SWOT analysis can be a great career planning and development tool, but not in the way that many career coaches and educational tutors suggest. Since 2006 when I first started writing about the use of SWOT analysis, I have seen very little change in the way that SWOT is explained. As a result, many people new to the model either misunderstand it or use it believing it to have little value. That is a shame, as the tool [SWOT analysis] is robust and flexible. This flexibility also leads to … [Read more...] about SWOT analysis – What careers coaches won’t tell you
Do careers still exist? Can Career Development and Innovation link together as strategies? Are careers easier to plan or harder than ever? What can people actively planning their career learn from the best in the world of innovation? Over the last 20 years, we have seen seismic shifts in the workplace. The past, present and future of work are very different environments. Success in one era will not lead to success in another. So what has changed in the world of work? It helps to get … [Read more...] about Career Development and Innovation – The Missing Link For Success
or Where do you want to be in 12 months time? A question asked out of concern or "intellegence gathering"? This type of question is often asked at one of two stages - at interview and at "career development" sessions or appraisals once employed. Much has been written about this in the interview context - less so once employed. This (unfortunately) is a common question asked by HR, HRD and other people interested in the career progression of colleagues. But is there more to the question … [Read more...] about Where do you see yourself in a year…5 years?