Trajectory: 7 Career Strategies to Take You from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Trajectory: 7 Career Strategies to Take You from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Trajectory: 7 Career Strategies to Take You from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Trajectory: 7 Career Strategies to Take You from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Synopsis

When the economy's difficult and jobs aren't secure, people tend to focus on the short term...on survival. But what they don't grasp is how their current position could be a springboard to their next position--or even the one after that. Caught between a fear of failure and a desire for instant success, they limit the risks they take, unwittingly limiting their opportunities. As much as they want to get ahead, they simply can't see how to get there.

Trajectory is the answer. Each and every person has their own "trajectory" or career path--and this timely and refreshingly practical new book presents seven strategies designed to help anyone create and manage theirs. Readers will discover how to:

● Make the most of feedback

● Avoid stagnation and break through plateaus

● Think big, act small, and move quick

● Achieve growth through failure

● Move to the front of the pack through persistence

● Continuously develop both "soft" and "hard" professional skills

● And much more

Career success doesn't happen overnight. From building relationships with mentors, to positioning (and repositioning) yourself for promotion--this essential guide provides the tools you need for a lifetime of advancement.

Excerpt

Without continual growth and progress, such words as
improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

— benjamin franklin

In my career I have been extremely fortunate to work at some of the most recognizable and influential companies in the world, including Walmart, Marriott International, and Burger King. Collectively these three companies employ close to 3 million people in more than 100 countries around the globe. My current company, Walmart, has more than 2 million employees spread over 27 countries. Working at companies of this size and scope has given me an opportunity to build and experience programs and careers on a scale like no other. Over time, as I was growing my own career and contributing to these organizations, I was able to identify essential factors that lead to either career prosperity or . . .

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