Ernest workers who hope to keep moving ahead in their lives and careers will carry a long list of questions into a career planner’s office: How do I network effectively outside of LinkedIn? What unusual avenues do people use to find a job or get promoted? How can I tap into ambiguous leads? How can I ensure that everyone I know knows what I want to do next? These are all variations on a single question: Where do I start?
Today, the best response to these questions, whether you are looking for work, hoping for a promotion, or just a little personal satisfaction, is the same. Start by asking: What am I doing for others?