Experience, Opportunity, and Developing Your Career: HBR Work Smart Series

  • 3h 39m 22s
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Gildan Media
  • 2024

Build the career you want—on your terms.

"Where do you see yourself in five years?" If this question makes you nauseous, you're not alone. Starting out in the working world is hard enough, but thinking long-term about our career—and whether we even want a capital-C "career"—can be daunting and exhausting. Fortunately, there are concrete steps you can take to build a career that fits your interests, needs, and passions.

Experience, Opportunity, and Developing Your Career is filled with practical advice from HBR experts that can help you answer questions like: Should I choose to follow my passion, or focus on the paycheck? How can I know if a job is really right for me? What are my values, and how can they help me figure out what I want? Are there ways to make the most of the skills and experience I already have? What does it even mean to build a career? And how can I move on if I realize I'm on the wrong path?

This book will help you define the career that fits you, so you can align your passions and values with your daily work.

About the Author

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In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: What Does It Mean to Have a Career?
  • Chapter 1 - Values, Passion, and Purpose
  • Chapter 2 - Create a Career Portfolio (Not a Career Path)
  • Chapter 3 - How to Build a Career You Won’t Hate
  • Chapter 4 - Five Ways to Figure Out If a Job Is Right for You
  • Chapter 5 - Why You Should Take on More Stretch Assignments
  • Chapter 6 - Want to Advance in Your Career? Build Your Own Board of Directors
  • Chapter 7 - What to Say When You’re Reaching Out to Someone on LinkedIn
  • Chapter 8 - Five Questions to Ask During an Informational Interview
  • Chapter 9 - Are You Taking Full Advantage of Your Network?
  • Chapter 10 - How to Talk to Your Boss About Your Career Development
  • Chapter 11 - How to Make Better Decisions About Your Career
  • Chapter 12 - The Right Way to Make a Big Career Transition
  • Chapter 13 - Thinking of Quitting Your Job?
  • Chapter 14 - Should You Go to Graduate School?
  • Chapter 15 - Four Pieces of Career Advice It’s OK to Ignore
  • Chapter 16 - You Don’t Have to Become the Boss to Grow in Your Career
  • Chapter 17 - Should You Really Be Indispensable at Work?
  • Chapter 18 - The Case for Making Terrible Career Choices