What is career? I only knew about “Job” . After spending good number of years i came to know little bit more about “Career”. Why career aspect is important? Obvious answer – because this gives us success, money, recognition, blah blah..May be. But for me, this is very important because this is where we end up spending (happy or/and cribbing) majority of our active life. This is why I think it is very important to understand what goes “behind” and “foreground” related to career. As India’s ( or any other developing country) economy is going to grow more and more people end up working in corporate or organized sectors.
Many elements goes into Career – Career selection, planning, growing, falling, exists, re-entries, politics, power plays, etc etc. This is like any other game. But did you knew these aspects before you jumped off? I had no idea. First of all, did you select your career consciously or your parents/relatives or some “well wisher” had selected your career?. Forget about rest of the elements.
By now, I have spent close to 2 decades of my life in the corporate world. Am I an expert in career area? Not at all. I just have enough learning from my own experiences (good and bad) and through my observations. I will share my thoughts on this blog series – Decoding “The Game of Career” and hope it will help some one some where.