Gartner Research

Build a Career That Provides Professional and Personal Fulfillment

Published: 28 May 2019

ID: G00386297

Analyst(s): Christie Struckman , Diane Berry


The complexity of work and the need to manage everyday demands impedes CIOs and IT leaders from spending time on managing their own careers. This research provides actionable methods for how to build a career that is both professionally and personally fulfilling.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Reflect Back on Your Experiences to Gain Insight Into Your Career Purpose
    • Put Your Career in the Context of a Series of Jobs With Many Potential Paths
    • Reflect Back by Answering These Three Questions
    • Define a Career “Purpose” That Serves as Your North Star
  • Project Forward by Investing the Time and Being Open to New Opportunities
    • Project Forward by Answering These Three Questions
    • Find Career Opportunities by Being Open to Them
    • Invest the Time to Look Forward and Focus on Your Career
  • Establish a Cadence That Enables You to Actively Manage and Own Your Career
    • Track Your Career Journey
    • Use Mentors Unabashedly

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