Are you prepared?
As I go about my day, I generally don’t ask myself what could go wrong. Will I fall off the sidewalk and break my hip? Will my house be broken into? Will I lose my job? Instead, I wake up, drink coffee (a must!), and then get my day started. It’s not until that one day you are in Colorado and you accidentally pull the front bumper off the car. Oh no. Now what?
There’s an old school of thought that says your awesomeness will speak for itself and you will be rewarded accordingly. However, it doesn’t quite work that way, and you could be selling yourself short by not speaking up.
Have you had situations where you just don’t feel great about the work you are doing or the people you are with, but can’t quite put your finger on “why?” Are you dreading Sunday nights and having the Monday morning blues?
The beginning of the year is a great time to assess where you are in your career! Are you still enjoying your work, are you getting along with your boss, is the company moving in the direction that will help you in your career? There are many areas that you can assess to help you determine whether it is time to leave or stay? Everyone has different values, career goals and interests. Spending time assessing how satisfied you are with your career is important to long term success.
Courtney Cannon-Booth, a recent MBA student (Class of 2016) at Boston College's Carroll School of Management and a Senior Community Investment Specialist at Comcast, shares her top 5 tips for prospective MBA students. Read Courtney's advice on researching programs, class participation, networking, and making the most out of your MBA.
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