Seeing your career path as a trajectory means thinking strategically about the next steps, or career changes, that will help you reach your goals. On a recent AMA Edgewise podcast, David L. Van Rooy, author of Trajectory: 7 Career Strategies to Take You from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, talked about the steps to take to set and reach career goals.
It’s never too late to change career paths, and David L. Van Rooy, author of Trajectory: 7 Career Strategies to Take You from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, published by AMACOM, shares with us the steps needed to reach your goals. Having an idea of the kind of job you want is only the first step. You also need to plan ahead and slow down. Like a couch potato aiming to finish a marathon, you must start out small—by training to finish a 5K first. Listen as Van Rooy describes turning a failure into a positive, including how to shift gears when something unexpected happens and how to ask for the right kind of feedback.
David L. Van Rooy, Ph.D, is Senior Director, International Human Resources Strategy and Operations at Walmart. In his prior role with the company he was responsible for the world’s largest employee engagement and performance management programs. He is passionate about helping others grow their careers and for more than a decade has been responsible for the development of leading talent-management programs for some of the world’s best companies, including Burger King and Marriott International.