#GuildChat for 9/22/17: Advice To Our Past Selves

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, September 22nd at 11AM PT/2PM ET. This week’s topic is Advice To Our Past Selves.

Maybe you are just starting out in your career in learning, maybe you are closing it out and retiring soon or going down a different path. We have learned much through our experiences and unfortunately we do not have a time machine to share the insights with our past selves to make the path easier or more satisfying.

However what if you did? What insights would you share? What pitfalls would you avoid and which resources would you advise yourself to connect with?

Join us this week on #GuildChat as we reflect on the advice we’d give our past selves as they begin their career in learning.

Prospective questions

Q1. What career planning advice do you wish you had gotten in your first year in L&D?

Q2. What misconceptions did you have about your career early on that you wish you could have corrected earlier?

Q3. What advice would you give your past self about working with SMEs and business partners?

Q4. What advice would you give your past self about working with executives/leadership?

Q4a. While we’re at it – how about working with employees/learners? What advice would you give your past self about them?

Q5. What tools/resources for learning about the L&D field would you point your past self to earlier?

Q6. What connections (both inside and outside our industry) do you wish you had made earlier?

Q7. What soft skills do you now know as important that you wished you developed early on? Why?

Q8. What career accomplishments would you tell your past self to look forward to?

Q8a. What career related things would you tell your past self not to worry about? Why?

Missed this GuildChat? Don’t worry – you can still read through what happened on our Storify of the chat!


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