Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Design Your Own Profession

Prof Anne-Marie Slaughter offers the following sage advice to those just beginning their careers:
Forget the titles on the org charts and the advertised positions. Design your own profession and convince employers that you are exactly what they need... Define the functions you think they need and you can supply, and then apply for a corresponding position, whether or not they've created it yet.
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Prof Anne-Marie Slaughter (1958- )
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The professions of the future have yet to be defined...

Source: Slaughter, A-M (2011, December 22), Design Your Own Profession, Harvard Business Review Online.

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