Learn From Others' Careers

The Home Depot has unlimited opportunities available for growing a successful career. The Roads to Success series highlights the different paths that our associates have taken. Click on the links at the right to read the featured story or view the story archives.

Career paths are almost as unique as fingerprints. They can be crooked, sideways, and sometimes straight up and down. But there are still some universal tips to get you on the right track.

Tip 1 – Look for opportunities to build your skills

As you explore what you would like to do next, think less about what specific position or job title you would like and more about what is best for you to build your skills and achieve your goals.

Tip 2 – Take advantage of the opportunities presented to you

While some careers are easily defined as vertical moves in a field, many are not. Building a career often depends on your skills and the Company's needs at the time. Many times, it’s just about exploring different options and being in the right place at the right time.