Bloom in the job where you’re planted today

It’s raw material for the rest of your career

By Julie England

The job you’re in today is the raw material for the rest of your career. Enjoy the moment! Demonstrating excellence on the job is about meeting and exceeding expectations. This requires competency in both your chosen discipline (engineering, finance, etc.) AND your interpersonal skills. It involves your individual contributions AND how you influence and interact with the team around you. As Tom Engibous, Texas Instrument’s former chairman, president and CEO, once said, “Be a competitive advantage both individually and collectively.”