Archer Career Advisory
People | Position | Opportunity

Focus and Strategy

Define Direction

Why We Start Here

Students and professionals often sit in one of several places related to career questions:

  1. I am not sure what career (or major) I should pursue?
  2. I like what I do, I just want more challenge and advancement - how?
  3. I want to change what I am doing, where to go now?

It can seem counter-intuitive, but, the more your focus, the better success you have. Your efforts will be more productive, your network will be more helpful, your messages will be clearer - and, your outcomes will be better.

This does not mean we "eliminate" choices and options, or pathways.

Focus and strategy is about PRIORITIZATION.

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.
- Michael Porter, Professor (and more), Harvard Business School


If you are working to determine a focus, here are a few tools/resources:

Building a Strategy

Tools/Templates for Job Search Strategy formulation and documentation:

Reference and Reading

Here are a few resources that might be helpful for thinking and mindset: