Nowadays, knowing what you want out of your job and career is not enough. You need to make it all happen for you. Contemporary career management is all about self-management and adaptability. In fact, this is true for everyone, whether you are an independent or work within an organization. The question will be whether you are capable of staying relevant in the labor market and simultaneously find a match with what makes you happy professionally.
The framework of career attitudes first coined by Briscoe & Hall in 2006 is of great help in this regard. And you know what? Career competencies or career attitudes can be measured and developed.
Let’s look at what these particular career attitudes are first. Then we’ll dig into the development part.
There are four career attitudes that have been scientifically identified. The person who has all four of them is considered a career architect. Career architects are masters of self-management in the career. Furthermore, every one of these four attitudes is represented by a body part.
Do you possess all four body parts? There’s a way to know. TalentLogiQs offers a questionnaire, the Career Fitness Profiler, which allows you to measure these attitudes (among other career-related topics like career values and energy stress balance).
But even without measuring, it might be clear to you that you want to start developing one or more of these attitudes for self-management in the career.
Let’s see how I can help you:
Please consider the next four (out of sixteen possible career types) When the body part is dark, the person has the career attitude it represents. When the body part is light-colored, this person might want to start developing that body part. What kind of career behavior do you think these types will show and what risks do you see? Can they help themselves to career success?
Briscoe, J. P., Hall, D. T., & Frautschy De Muth, R. L. (2006). Protean and boundaryless careers: An empirical exploration. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 69, 30-47.