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28. Future Proofing Careers - Valerie Zaric

28. Future Proofing Careers - Valerie Zaric

Update: 2021-03-08


Valerie Zaric is a futuristic career strategist who helps her listeners and clients handle career uncertainty. She has over a decade of experience in corporate operations specializing in leadership, data analysis, relationship building, and the customer experience. With an undergraduate degree in Art and master’s degree in Library and Information Science, she was inspired to combine her corporate experience with her creative background to start a career-themed podcast and radio show to help reduce the career anxiety she was witnessing all around her. 

Topics discussed in this episode: 

  • Leadership Principle
    • Getting the team you need to achieve the common goal
    • Follow your curiosity
    • Developing soft skills
    • Understanding where they are and what they have
  • Key Habit
    • Plot out time 7 day look ahead
    • Top 3 Most Important Task list (MIT) - help me reach my goals for the week
    • Use a Planner (she uses Day Designer) 

Now what?

  • Believe in yourself - be fearless and have confidence
  • Be passionate about what you do
  • Be consistent - show up when you say you will
  • Summarize your findings first with data

Ask yourself?

  • Are you learning - are you growing - if not, give yourself permission to move on to a new opportunity
  • Understand what your experience and strengths are 

Resources mentioned in this episode:  
(As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't , by Jim Collins (#commissions earned)
Day Designer Planners by Blue Sky (2021) (#commissions earned)
Podcast: Visualize You with Beth Hewitt

Where to find Valerie:
Website: Valerie Zaric
Podcast: Future Proof Career Podcast

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28. Future Proofing Careers - Valerie Zaric

28. Future Proofing Careers - Valerie Zaric