This may not be the most original post. I am trying to draw parallels between how a business is managed and applying the same logic in managing our own careers. Simple. If we are a product and a service, how do we maintain our profitibility?
Have a clear and realistic understanding of the demand in the market place.
SWOT Analysis (Courtesy of Mindtools)
What do you do well?
What unique resources can you draw on?
What do others see as your strengths?
What could you improve?
Where do you have fewer resources than others?
What are others likely to see as weaknesses?
What good opportunities are open to you?
What trends could you take advantage of
How can you turn your strengths into opportunities?
What trends could harm you?
What is your competition doing?
What threats do your weaknesses expose you to?