small change: your career equity


small change 


Ciarán Fenton

How small changes in your behaviour will have a big impact on how you work, lead or follow

That’s the working title of a book I’m writing, initially as a series of short blogs.

Blog 1 small change: seven principles

Blog 2 small change: your career is a unique business

Blog 3 small change: your soft balance sheet

Blog 4 small change: your D Liability

Blog 5 small change: your timeline

Blog 6 small change: your formative years

Blog 7 small change: your A asset

Blog 8 small change: your career equity


Seven principles

Principle 1

Your career is

  • a unique business,
  • one over seven billion in its uniqueness


Blog 8 small change: your career equity

your career equity

Your career equity is a function of your Curriculum Vitae (CV), Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Reputation (PR).

Your curriculum vitae (CV)

Your CV, or resumé, is a list of dates, organisations, titles and achievements and education – no more nor no less. It’s isn’t an opportunity to declare that you are “dynamic and thrusting” nor is a document that can be shaped for a particular role. It is what it is.


Your emotional intelligence (EQ)

For me, EQ is about three issues:

  1. Empathy
  2. Self-awareness
  3. Your ability to have your needs met, productively


Your reputation (PR)

Your reputation is the consensus amongst other people about you which they express behind your back and sometimes but not always to your face.


I call the intersection of these three components your “career equity” to date. Can you populate your career equity list for Now? Do you know how you would like it to read NOW + Three Years?


Ciarán Fenton


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