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The President Of Knobull Charts A Course To Maximize Career Success
Having your career mapped out from start to finish comes with the territory of being a perfectionist. While perfectionism may seem like a recipe for career success, science offers compelling evidence that not all perfectionism is recommended.
Striving perfectionists are those who identify with an internal, independent, and optimistic desire to be the best at what they do.
Evaluative perfectionists focus on setting rigid, unrealistic goals and judge themselves harshly when they do not achieve them.
It's good to have an idea about how you can leverage your individual strengths in your career, ditch the evaluative perfectionism that comes with a rigid career plan. In today's job market, a career path is rarely predictable. Your goals are likely to change with the changes in industry and the economic climate.
Going into a career with a rigid and long-term plan is like being a racehorse with blinders on. The problem with this approach is that your career is not a solo sprint. It is a marathon of collaboration.
When you're focused on hitting your own career goals (independent of your organization's goals), you often lose sight of how you are contributing to the big-picture success of your organization.
This alignment of goals also increases your commitment to the organization's success, which, ultimately, fast-tracks your success.
Bentley concluded, "Our careers are an ever-evolving journey filled with ups and downs. Instead of trying to predict what will happen next, it is important to stay mindful of where you are right now and embrace whatever comes your way with enthusiasm and openness. For these reasons, we recommend that students and recent graduates get help from our partner JobStars, that can be accessed on the Knobull homepage, to maximize learning ROI and career success."
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