“Get your Career in Gear” is part of the Online Academies offer, specifically aiming to equip professionals with fundamental skills for the proactive management of their performance and their career.

Specially designed for people who, due to different circumstances, have been left without a job and/or are simply looking for a new professional path, as well as for professionals who want to manage and boost their career path.

20+ workshops are planned and will be launched gradually in this Academy, covering the full spectrum of critical concepts and practices in this topic, so that you can always find something to keep on developing yourself further.

CATÓLICA-LISBON entered into a partnership with dNovo, a non-profit association that aims to promote qualified senior professional activity in Portugal - professionals aged 50 or over, with higher academic education and professional experience, who find themselves in transition to a new professional situation or currently unemployed.

The main goals are to:

• Reframe professionals in the current reality of the labor market

• Leverage their knowledge

• Requalify their skills

• Stimulate their motivation to make an active contribution to the economy again.


For our Alumni, this partnership represents an opportunity to collaborate in different ways or to apply for support, if applicable. Learn more here.

If you have up to 5-10 years of professional experience, you can keep your access to our CareerNETwork platform and find some job opportunities that you may find interesting. In the same platform you can have access to assessment tests training, international job opportunities, career related content, skills assessments and even career events.

On the other hand, if you know of job opportunities that could be a good challenge for your fellow alumni, don’t hesitate to post them with us. 

And don’t forget to follow us on LinkedIn where all the opportunities will be shared.

If you feel it is time to invest in your future and you could use the support of a professional dedicated Career Management Coach, with the assurance of the CATÓLICA-LISBON quality stamp, contact us to book a session and together we will design a program that best suits your needs.

If you're interested please contact the Development Office

Tips For A Successful Career

inspired by Brian Tracy

I guess everyone dreams of having a highly successful career that they enjoy and that provides them with the lifestyle they desire. But for some people, the outcome is not exactly what they have dreamt, and they end up settling short when it comes to career success, working jobs they don’t really enjoy, for less money than we’d like to have.

What if I told you that having a successful career is something that is largely under your own control?

Let me share with you some tips that might get you on the right track

keyboard_arrow_up Choose Wisely

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

- Confucius

The first and by far the most important step to achieving career success is choosing your occupation.

But does success entail for you?

Do you want a career that allows you to travel or a steady job that lets you settle into a pleasant routine?

Do you want a career that makes lots of money, or is money just a means to an end and what you really value is having a purpose?

Once you define your priorities, you can mold your career around them.

Of course, the most important priority is that you choose working on someting that you enjoy.

Not only does an enjoyable career make your entire life more enjoyable as well, it also makes you more likely to succeed since people always tend to do better at the things which they enjoy.


keyboard_arrow_up Take Ownership of Everything You Do

"A big part of living the life you want is taking ownership of your choices, now and in the future."

- Gary John Bishop

If you want to succeed in your career, you have to take ownership of both your triumphs and your failures.

Celebrate your triumphs, analyze them, and learn how you can emulate them and build on them in the future.

But take ownership of your failures as well, accepting responsibility for them without letting them drag you down and learning everything that you can from the mistakes you make.

Often, failure is a much more effective teacher than success, and most successful people would not be where they are today if they did not accept their mistakes and learn from them.

keyboard_arrow_up Don’t Get Stuck, Get in Gear

"Don't get so stuck in your ways that you can't change."

- Sam Walton

Feeling stuck in your career is almost always a state of mind, a predicament of a person’s own making.

No matter where you are in your career, you always have the power to make changes.

Many times, those changes may be frightening or difficult, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be beneficial after all.

At all points in your career, you need to adopt a mindset of continuous learning and improvement.

Never stop working to advance both yourself and your career, and never give into the fallacy that you are stuck where you’re at.

keyboard_arrow_up Keep a Positive Attitude

"Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out"

- John Wooden

When you have a positive attitude, positive results will come.

Pessimism, on the other hand, is the enemy of success.

Pessimism is able to turn manageable challenges into ones that are insurmountable, while optimism is able to make every challenge one that you are able to overcome.

Start trying to catch yourself when you are thinking negative thoughts or displaying a pessimistic attitude toward some aspect of your career and replace them instead with a positive and optimistic outlook. And then start acting as if you are already where you want to be.

In other words, always look on the bright side and have a positive attitude and the future of your career will be brighter as well.

keyboard_arrow_up Set Goals for Yourself

"If you don't set your goals for yourself, you are doomed to work to achieve the goals of someone else."

- Brian Tracy

One of the most beneficial things a person can do for their career is to set goals for themselves.

A set of well-thought-out goals can serve as a roadmap to success, providing you with objectives to meet along the way as you work towards wherever you want to be in your career.

Besides ensuring that you do what it takes to meet the goals that you set for yourself, the most important part of setting goals is making sure the goals you set are beneficial.

A beneficial goal is one that is challenging without being unattainable and one that will improve you, and your career when you meet it.

If you can set both short-term and long-term goals that meet these criteria, it will certainly help you reach the final goal you have for your career – whatever that final goal may be.

keyboard_arrow_up Learn From Feedback

"The key to learning is feeback. It is nearly impossible to learn anything without it."

- Steven Levitt

When feedback is anything less than positive it can often be a tough pill to swallow.

However, asking for and truly listening to feedback is one of the quickest ways to hone your skills and progress in your career.

No matter where you are in your career, there are always going to be people who have a unique perspective to offer or who may know more about a particular topic than you.

Listening to their feedback regarding your work, honestly evaluating whether what they are saying is true and useful, and putting what you learn into practice is sure to help you grow in your chosen career.

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