Hey bullicorns! Here’s a post from last fall that didn’t get posted here because we were totally preoccupied with #BullCon15. Enjoy!
I think it’s really important to take a step back here and say: you need to always be thinking about your career separate from your job.
What I mean is that a career usually consists of many jobs, but it also consists of the education and the training that you get, and your network, and the intellectualism, skills, and new ideas you bring. These don’t necessarily belong to your boss, and don’t necessarily even happen within the context of your manager’s supervision.
Whatever it is that you do, it’s not just that you have a job, it’s that you have a practice. You just happen to be doing that practice for this employer at this time.