Professions of a Silicon Valley Double-E
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
  Making the 360 review a tool for YOU

What if YOU could use the 360 degree review to help your own career.. rather than as a tool for your manager?

Jason pointed this out in his post today:

to Quote my favorite part..

Maybe you think you are a hotshot, CEO-type that excels in strategic planning and motivating the worker-bees.

And then you get your Reach 360 feedback and learn that most people think you are more reserved, very logical and detail oriented - perhaps you are better suited for a Project Management role right now.

Just knowing that empowers you to make a better decision for your career path, or can encourage you to get better training and mentoring to become that motivating CEO.

Of course, you can't build a career just with career management tools. You have to specialize in something. But if you are depending on your employer for your career planning, you're as bad off as depending on your mortgage lender for your home insurance. Their interests are not always aligned with yours. like the salary tools, job search tools, company research tools and networking tools.. these will all help, but its YOUR career, not your employer's.

Onwards and upwards..
Jonathan

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When he is not working on IEEE stuff, Jonathan does Mixed Signal Design Verification at Qualcomm. Senior Member IEEE. Founder IEEE-SCV-SSC (the first Solid State Circuits chapter). Past Section Chair, Santa Clara Valley Section - the Largest Section. Co-founder IEEE-SCV-CAS. IEEE-SSCS Membership chair 2001-2003. IEEE SSCS chapters Committee member. IEEE-SCV-PACE committee member 2001- IEEE-SCV-PACE Chair 2006-2007. IEEE R6 PACE coordinator.

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