About Accidental Career

This is a free website to help workers understand and build a satisfying career – and in the process, help strengthen the overall economy.

Why ‘Accidental’ Career?

Every planned or wished-form career experiences twists and turns. Situations, circumstances, surprises, changes, opportunities, needs, high hopes, and disappointments – the shape of your career changes in spite of the planning you’ve done.

Saying ‘accidental’ is a tongue-in-cheek reminder that every career needs ongoing planning. Smart planners are alert for opportunities to enhance career focus and improve results.

The role of Accidental Career is to help you effectively update your plans. To do that, we provide information about investing wisely in the job you have right now to encourage you to prepare for whatever future career you may create – be it at your present employment or for a different employer.

There are employees who aren’t giving their best to their current employer because that’s not really where they want to be. They don’t see the profit in spending energy on a job they don’t plan to pursue. They’re developing an underachiever’s attitude that will show through when they start looking for their dream job. Withholding your best doesn’t save time or energy – it becomes a habit that lowers the bar on what your best can be!

Underachievers are hoping a lucky bolt of lightning will strike and transport them to a more satisfactory career. But that kind of lightning is attracted by energy, and will strike where the super-achievers are showing off their energy!

You may not know how far the job you have right now will carry you into your future, but giving your best to this job forms habits and builds a reputation that will make you worthy of the job you want – even if you’re surprised to learn it isn’t where you expected it to be.

This isn’t a job-hunting site. Rather, Accidental Career offers information, tips, and advice to serve you in the career you have today – and to develop as good habits to carry you into your future. If you don’t work to become a star where you are, you may never get a chance to shine anyplace else!

One theory for shaping your future is to:

“Follow Your Bliss!”

But without your clear directions and focused achievement,

your bliss doesn’t know where to lead!

A better theory for career success is:

“Bloom Where You’re Planted.”

When you truly bloom, your bliss will come find you.