We hope you had a great holiday season and are ready to jump right back into our monthly coffee club discussions!
This month, in the spirit of new years, new beginnings and new resolutions, we want to focus on career planning, the importance of setting goals and the importance of the three year plan.
First, let's get inspired by a great TED talk! Then take a look at the following articles, send us some of your own in the comments section and get ready for deep dive discussions into career planning.
Why should I plan my career?
How do I put together an effective plan?
But... How far ahead should I plan?
Don't feel like reading? Not a problem; here are some great podcasts to get into:
This month at Coffee Club we will be discussing Career Transitions and will try to cover the following questions that one might consider when deciding whether or not to move on.
How do we know it is time to leave a company?
What is it that makes us want to stay in a company?
Are women more likely to be loyal to a company than their male counterparts?
What should you ask yourself before deciding to leave a company?
How to leave gracefully and not burn bridges?
Is employee loyalty overrated?
Do we need to leave to move up?
Below are some articles to inform the conversation. We welcome all SWE Toronto members to get involved in the conversation early and post some of your own articles and opinions below! What have your experiences been with career transitions? What advice would you give fellow SWEsters? What questions do you have on the topic?
Coffee club is back on this month. Please check out the engaging and contentious article for discussion this month and share your thoughts!
Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work? by Olga Khazan
P.S. You can listen to the audio version of this article: The Queen Bee in the Corner Office - The Atlantic - Olga Khazan