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  • Presented by: Fatima Wahab
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  • Module 1: Career goals and life goals Module 2: Knowing Yourself Module 3: Conducting your Search
  • Video 1
  • START OUT THINKING BIG
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  • What does a Career mean? What we wish to accomplish in our lives through attainment of various goals. What does a degree or job mean? A career comprises of different “goals” which may include getting certain degrees or jobs
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  • Meaningful goals Interesting goals Self reinforcing goals
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  • Goals can be: Raising a happy family Creating an estate Preparing for a carefree retirement PLAN FOR YOUR CAREER
  • Altruistic goals A vague and overly ambitious and timeless objective
  • Real goals are S.MA.R.T.
  • S.M.A.R.T Goals…
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    • Goal setting Plan:
    • P.U.R.S.U.E. your goals
      • P ut pen to paper
      • U tilize your focus wisely
      • R ate your desires and motivation
      • S earch for your source of inspiration
      • U se all the support you can get
      • E ngage in positive thoughts
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  • Life goals and career choice
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  • Bill Gates
  • Imraan Khan
  • Quaid –e- Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
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  • Although it may be ideal to think about life goals as always being worthy or contributing to humanity, this is not always the case. Some goals, such as accumulating personal wealth, or achieving great power are not altruistic. Yet these can be life goals, because they are highly motivating to some people over an extended period of time.
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  • Life goal profiles are made of following components:
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  • Align your life goal with your career choice
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  • Career planning framework Making a career plan: Making choices Taking action Learning about jobs Types of jobs Identifying options Information search Learning about self Work values Job interests skills
  • Values and abilities Opportunities to determine direction Where to go and what to do
  • Making a career plan: Making choices Taking action Learning about jobs Types of jobs Identifying options Information search Learning about self Work values Job interests skills Knowing yourself Knowing the environment Finding your place in the environment
  • Knowing yourself
  • Most individuals eventually discover there are tradeoffs between career and lifestyle. Few find careers which blend perfectly. Most must learn to balance both worlds—this usually means compromising Case Study
  • Where am I ?
  • Self assessment
  • Cooking + internet literacy = online cooking courses
  • Knowing yourself Knowing about work Map of work interests Our values Abilities The happiness factor The work environment Work values
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    • People:
    • work skills involved in working with people might include:
    • Managing and organizing people,
    • Persuading and negotiating with people
    • Supporting and giving help to people,
    • Teaching, entertaining or understanding other people
    • Things:
    • Work skills involved in making or constructing things might include
    • The manual skills in using tools
    • Working with machinery,
    • The ability to understand how things work,
    • Having good hand-eye coordination.
    • Information:
    • Work skills involved in handling information might include
    • Interpreting a graph,
    • Working with figures on a computer,
    • Deciding how best to present and communicate information.
    • Ideas:
    • Work skills associated with being creative might include
    • Designing or adapting things, improvising,
    • Being innovative,
    • Having an interest in ideas and how to develop them,
    • Experimenting and investigating
    • Your choice of career should revolve around your orientation in life, which comprises three factors:
          • Skills
          • Interests
          • Values
    • Life and career
  • Values Values Skills and competencies Interests
    • It is important to distinguish between
      • Skill, proficiency, competence
      • Values
      • Interests
    Values
  • Determining skills, interests and values…
  • Values what you like Interests
  • Values come from many different places.
  • You cannot change your values . 
    • If you do not take your values into account when planning your career, there is a good chance you will dislike your work and therefore not enjoy it.
    Why values are important in career decisions?
  • Why Is It Important To Know Our Core Values
    • Now List your major values
    • Prioritize your values in order of importance to discover your core values.
    Identifying core values…
  • Roles in our life… Many things are important to us in life, they are interconnected and are always influenced by the career path that we follow or chose to follow. Career and life often clash when we fail to take into account the various roles we will play and the importance of certain experiences in our life.
  • The question to ask yourself is; What’s important to you about… LIFE, CAREER, RELATIONSHIPS, MONEY, SPIRITUALITY Roles in our life…
  • Step 1. What percentage are you’re living your number 1 value right now… be honest Step 2. What are you currently doing to live this value: (what in your life taps into this value?) Step 3. What do you need to do to more of to really live this value: (what can you bring into your life or do more of?) EXERCISE
  • Aptitudes and Talents
  • Aptitudes can be:
  • Talents can be anything…
  • How aptitudes and talents contribute to your career…
  • Give all that you posses importance…
  • Talents play a major role in our interests, but some talents may not necessarily lead to a satisfying career Don’t let a single talent guide your career choice I am a good dancer
  • A practical career Strive to be your best and beware the career burnout!
  • Case Study The work environment The happiness factor Work interests
  • General belief: Many people believe that if an individual can find a career (or careers) that makes him or her happy, everything else will take care of itself.
  • Rationale to the belief: If you are happy you will automatically do a better job and this will eventually give you the recognition, money, power, personal satisfaction, and anything else you might want.
  • In a nut shell Just find a career that will make you happy and you have it made.
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    • An individual who achieves 80 percent job satisfaction is doing exceptionally well
    • A matter of matching and balancing your values, abilities, interests, aptitudes, talents and feelings about your work environment with a particular career.
  • Time Salary Atmosphere Safety Socialization opportunities Intellectual opportunities Trust and autonomy
  • Entrepreneurial (data/people) Administrative (data/things) Practical (things) Intellectual (ideas/things) Social (people) Creative (people/ideas)
    • Entrepreneurial (data/people)
        • Persuading and influencing other people
        • Making business decisions
        • Managing/leading people
        • Taking business and financial risks
        • Getting people interested/involved in a project
    • Administrative (data/things)
      • Using a computer
      • Organizing a filing system
      • Working with figures
      • Getting all the details right
      • Clear structure and routine
    • Practical (things)
        • Working with tools/machinery
        • Fixing and repairing things
        • Good hand-eye coordination
        • Working outside
        • Developing practical skills
    • Intellectual (ideas/things)
        • Understanding/being curious
        • Researching/analysing information
        • Asking questions
        • Solving problems in your own way
        • Learning about new things
    • Social (people)
        • Teaching people
        • Helping people with their problems
        • Meeting and talking to people
        • Building relationships with people
        • Looking after and caring for people
    • Creative (people/ideas)
        • Using your imagination/expressing your ideas
        • Designing and making things
        • Performing/participating in artistic activities
        • Watching plays, films/listening to music
        • Working alongside creative people
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    • Methods of conducting your search…
    • Following your guts
    • The short search
    • The long search
  • Following your gut- the intuitive approach: Intuition, "ability to sense or know immediately without reasoning",
  • Most of us experience ‘gut feelings’ we can’t explain, such as instantly loving – or hating – a new property when we’re house hunting or the snap judgments we make on meeting new people.
  • The two views about intuitive decisions: There are many recorded incidences where intuition prevented catastrophes and cases of remarkable recoveries when doctors followed their gut feelings
  • The two views about intuitive decisions: science has historically ridiculed the concept of intuition, putting it in the same box as parapsychology, phrenology and other ‘pseudoscientific’ practices.
    • Why intuition may not be a good idea?
    • You may or may not get to where you want
    • Intuition is not based on real information
    • It’s the long short cut
    • The chances of failure are the same as the chances of success
  • The short search: A brief, organized search on your own using many online tests and publications as a guide
  • The short search:
    • Features of a dedicated short search
    • Produce an immediate career direction
    • It is far better than simply relying on your own methods.
    • A "short search" should not be considered a "quick fix”.
  • “ Typical” Resources Used to Pick a Career TV : There is a big difference between TV drama and “real life”.  
  • Friends They’ll know what sounds “cool”, but unless they have proactively used the career /college tools available, they are probably not a knowledgeable source of information. “ Typical” Resources Used to Pick a Career
  • Life’s Interactions OK, you have used the services of Dentists, Pharmacists, Teachers, etc. but… Do you really know what it is like to do their job? “ Typical” Resources Used to Pick a Career
  • Parent A great source, if your parent’s career happens to be “the right one” out of several hundred possibilities for you. “ Typical” Resources Used to Pick a Career
  • The short search- it can be confusing.
  • The long search: You can conduct an extended, in-depth search (often in a class setting) under the guidance of an expert.
  • For those with time and dedication, an in-depth search is highly recommended. Finding the best career is a complex undertaking but something that can affect how happy your life will be. It should be worth whatever time is required to make the best possible career choice. Long Search:
    • Exciting career choice,
    • Person gets to know himself or herself much better.
    Advantages of a Long Search:
  • A long search can be accomplished on an individual basis under the guidance of a professional. This is often accomplished through the use of a short program which is supplemented with results from various testing instruments, individual counseling, and access to a career center. A career center can provide a wide variety of aids, including some recent sophisticated computerized programs. How to conduct a long search:
    • Ask your school librarian to help you find books on careers that might match your interests and abilities. Many publications can provide you with information about careers that you may never have considered.
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    • Visit with your counselor about your interests and abilities. Find out if your school offers tests or interest inventories that can assess your skills and interests. Some schools also have computer software programs that assist with career exploration.
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  • Benefits of a career Search:
    • Help you achieve a "life goal"
    • Reduce the frustration that accompanies not knowing what to do with your life.
    • Help you make the best use of your talents, aptitudes, and abilities.
    • Motivate you to take advantage of available learning opportunities.
    • Ultimately increase your income.
    • Help you better understand "who you are"
    • Enhance your lifestyle.
    • Cause you to have more confidence and feel better about yourself.
    Benefits of a career Search:
  • Career types:
    • There are three Broad categories of career types.
    • Professional
    • Technical
    • service
  • Career types: Professional careers Almost always require a college degree.
        • Is your mind geared toward the academic world?
        • Do you enjoy learning?
        • Do you have the self-discipline to complete a university program?
        • Do you have your mind set on a four-year degree or beyond?
    • Technical careers
    • Are also professional in nature but do not always require a college education.
      • Two years of college
      • completion of a technical college program is
      • Mechanical and building careers are found in this category. technically or mechanically inclined
    Career types:
    • Service careers
    • Often require a college degree, but not always. These careers offer great opportunity for those who like to work with people.
      • Do you have a desire to serve others?
      • Are people-oriented careers attractive to you?
      • Highly talented and educated people,
      • You do not plan to graduate from a four-year college or university
      • Technical careers have no appeal for you, this category may be your best bet
    Career types:
  • Career boxes There are fifteen major heads that can represent the three career types: Case study
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