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Skills to Transform Your Career and Your Life

All of 2018 and 2019, I did research on career development. I did my research specifically with Latinas. I wanted to identify the key skills and strategies successful Latinas used in their careers. What did I find? That the Planned Happenstance Learning theory was spot on. My assumption was that John Krumboltz had the secret sauce. And that there really are skills we can use to develop in our careers. Before I go there, let's touch on traditional career development thinking... Linear One Career Choice Degree = Job It's a Man's World Does that sound familiar? But in reality, the most important skills and beliefs you need are: Life is Dynamic (always changing/growing) Skills = Job Overcoming Obstacles lead to Success 5 Skills: Curiosity, Optimism, Flexibility, Persistence, & Risk Taking Where do you find yourself on these? Which list are in alignment with? Chances are your thinking (when things are heading south) you're on the first list. All this really means is that