The dog days of summer are a great time to take stock of your career and its trajectory or lack thereof. There are times in the summer where things slow down as teammates and managers are taking their requisite trip to the beach. And as stewards of your own career, you should be consistently managing their career. Related: 10 Bad Habits That Can Harm Your Career Your manager is not responsible for your career, you are. They are responsible for your output. So waiting until annual review time to determine your goals and accomplishments is a bit foolhardy. But here are 10 things you can do today and this year to improve your career.