Continuing the series started last month, Julie Adamen helps you get real about your career growth in parts 3 and 4 of her 12-step program to help you get out of your career funk and focused on your future.
Let's face it. As much as you love your job, you aren't always going to be where you are today. At some point, you are going to want to grow your career. Perhaps growth for you exists in starting your own Management Company. Or maybe you would like to become a consultant.
Step 3: Keep Up!
Julie identifies 3 key areas in which you need to keep up in order to further your career: Technology, Education and the Industry.
Education You can't afford not to stay current with your education. More on that in a minute!
The Industry It's important that you keep your fingers on the pulse of the community association management industry. Subscribe to blogs like this one, attend industry events, and above all: Network, Network, Network!
Step 4: Take Responsibility!
Are you taking ownership in your industry education? It is not on your boss to pay for your training, certification, and continuance of existing designations. It is YOUR responsibility to invest in YOURSELF!
What do you think?
What have you done to prepare for your future? Do you have additional tips? Let us know in the comments!
Julie Adamen has been in the Common Interest Development industry since 1987. In 1997 she formed Adamen Inc., a consulting and employment firm specializing in the community management industry. Ms. Adamen is a nationally known author, speaker and trainer in community management. She is also the publisher of The HOA Manager NewsLine, an industry newsletter featuring forward-looking articles and job opportunities with a monthly circulation of over 12,000+. She can be reached through her website, www.adamen-inc.com.