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Strategic Career Planning: Insights from Sonja Price

Episode overview

Have you ever wondered how to strategically plan your career to meet the demands of the ever-changing job market? Pete Newsome invites expert guest, Sonja Price from Dynamo Careers, to unveil her top insights on this topic that could be a game-changer for your professional journey. Underlining the importance of developing a career roadmap, Sonja urges all professionals to align their passion with market requirements for a successful career.

As they venture into the conversation, Sonja emphasizes the significance of having a robust network in your career journey. She talks about self-responsibility in career planning, and how mentors and sponsors can help navigate through career transitions and ensure longevity in roles.

As they wrap up their insightful discussion, Sonja and Pete discuss the pros and cons of job hopping, the importance of building a career network, and the impact of a household name on a resume. So buckle up and get ready for some valuable insights that could revolutionize your professional life!

54 minutes

Tips for strategically planning your career

  • Set clear goals: Define where you want to be in 5, 10, or even 20 years. Having clear milestones will give your efforts direction and purpose.
  • Stay informed: Keep up with industry trends, technological advancements, and shifts in the job market to anticipate new opportunities or threats.
  • Build a network: Cultivate relationships both inside and outside your industry. Networking can open doors to opportunities and provide valuable insights.
  • Skill development: Continuously upgrade your skills. Consider additional courses, certifications, or advanced degrees relevant to your career aspirations.
  • Seek mentors: Find individuals who have achieved what you’re aiming for. They can provide guidance, share their experiences, and help you navigate challenges.
  • Professional branding: Build a strong online presence through platforms like LinkedIn. Ensure your achievements, skills, and endorsements are up-to-date on your profile.

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About Pete Newsome

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Pete Newsome is the President and founder of zengig, which he created after spending two decades in staffing and recruiting. He’s also the founder of 4 Corner Resources, the nationally acclaimed and award-winning staffing and recruiting firm he started out of a home office in 2005. Pete’s primary mission back then was the same as it is today: to do business in a personal way; with a commitment to zengig becoming the most comprehensive source of expert advice, tools, and resources for career growth and happiness. When he’s not in the office or spending time with his family of six, you can find Pete sharing his career knowledge and expertise through public speaking, writing, and as the host of the Finding Career Zen & Hire Calling podcasts.