The January 2018 edition of Harvard Business Review, included an article written by Carter Cast, clinical professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, titled 6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn’t Care About It. Carter talks in length about the increasing trend referred to as “do it yourself career development.” In essence, companies are reducing their investment in employee development, opting to “buy” the talent from the external market, rather than “build” it. There are many reasons for this, but one that Carter cites is the sharp reduction in average employee tenure. Average job tenure of millennial and gen-x employees illustrates this point. Employee loyalty and long term commitment are not what they once were. Think about this: If companies are increasingly turning to the market to find the ready to talent, it’s your responsibility to ensure your readiness by investing in your own development. How will you ensure you are ready?