Planning Your Career, and Leaving Room for Serendipity
Chance favors the prepared mind.
Careers are constructed, not chosen.
—TONY WATTS, CAREER COUNSELOR AND PROFESSOR
Most of the more than 200 women interviewed for this book said the following about career planning: Have a plan, but stay flexible. It’s sage advice. In a time of rapid technological and organizational change and economic instability, many people are finding that factors beyond their control are affecting their career plans. And many are also taking their careers into their own hands and directing the course of their working lives.