If you’re not having an ongoing conversation about your career with your manager, you really need to start one – it’s a key part of developing the working life you really want.
What is a career conversation and why are they important?
A career conversation is a frequent and ongoing discussion that gives you and your boss the chance to provide feedback and address issues before they become problems. A career conversation is much more than an annual tick-box chat about your performance. It complements the annual review process, making sure you and your manager are on the same wavelength the whole year round – rather than finding out you’ve spent all that time focussing on different goals – and enabling you to continuously update your skills and experience.