Defining your career path: journey or destination

March 28th, 2013 / No Comments »

By Steven Sinofsky

When asked about career path, some are quick to say things like “VP of … in 10 years” or “world’s expert in ….”  Others might say “work in engineering, sales, management, and ….”  Or maybe some would say “start 3 companies…IPO.”  Taking a step back it is worth putting a framework around how to think about the experiences you build over time.  Climbing the corporate or businesses ladders aren’t the only ways to think about careers, even though they occupy much of the energy devoted to talking about careers. Do you view your career as a journey or a destination?

Please be sure to see the three quick questions poll at the end of this post along with results from the last poll and take this post’s survey on career paths here…….