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Agenda of this session Objective of this session What is career planning? Why career planning is important? How to discover your career? Steps involve in career planning What is the right for career planning? Need of career planning Benefits of career counselling Myths about career planning Success stories of career planning Lesson to be learnt
Objective of this sessionThe purpose of this session is to offer resources & tools tostudents, that will help them to decide on, prepare for &begin a career in which they can serve as leaders.Career Services assists students with all steps of the career planningprocess including:•Conducting Interest assessment•ExploringCareer opportunities•Searching for career experience•Preparing for permanent employment after graduation
DISCOVER YOUR CAREER…Teacher, minister, doctor, real estate, computer programmer,banker, coach, accountant, lawyer, etc.
How To Discover Your Career? Discovering your career requires effectiveplanning & self exploration. As John Lees saying about discovering career:is about finding a job that works for you,matching who you are to the life you aregoing to lead.”
What is career planning? Career planning is a continuous process ofThinking about your interests, values &skillsexploring the life, work and learningoptions availableensuring that your work fits with yourpersonal circumstancescontinuously fine-tuning your work andlearning plans manage the changes
Career Planning Continued Planning based on priorities and realities Building on what you have: your employability skills your specific skills and interests your feelings about your work and life
Why career planning isimportant?Identify yourpurpose &passionsHelps in goalsettingHelps in analysingstrengths &weaknessesGives youmotivationpath to your goalsBalances yourpersonal & worklife
Steps involve in careerplanningStep1 KnowyourselfStep 2ResearchoptionsStep 3 SetGoalsStep 4TakeAction
Step1: Know yourself Knowing yourself revolves around the thoughtfulconsideration, reflection, and evaluation of yourinterests, personality characteristics, values, and skillsthrough a variety of methods, such as the use of a wholehost of career-related tools and instruments.
Self explorationBegin by asking yourself the following questions: Where am I at now? Where do I want to be? What do I want out of a job or career? What do I like to do? What are my strengths? What is important to me?
Why self exploration is needed? To understand the uniqueness and exactly route you to yoursuccess
Know yourself continuedIdentify & set yourVision & Mission Values Roles Skills/Aptitudes Preferred Environments Developmental Needs Your realities
Identifying your vision, values, interests,skills, traits and abilities will help youdecide what you want from your next careermove: If youre choosing a new career direction, which of yourcore values do you want it to reflect? If youre looking for new challenges at work, which ofyour skills or interests could help you develop andadvance? If youre considering going back to school, which type ofprogram would make the most of your positive traits?
• Gathering career information isan important part of the careerplanning process.• This information includesemployment outlook, salary,related occupations, educationand training, and job duties.• Find what you need in thesearticles, descriptions, andinterviews.Step2: Research Options
Research options continuedThis step is about exploring the occupationsand learning areas that interest you.Explore occupations that interest youWatching someone in actionChecking out some assumptions about a particular field of workResearch the Labor Market
Explore options continued Get more specific information after younarrow down your options by: Job Shadowing Part time work, internships, or volunteeropportunities Written materials Informational interviews
Explore options continuedMatchDuring this phase of the process, you will: Identify possible occupations Evaluate these occupations Explore alternatives Choose both a short term and a long termoption
Step3: Set Goals The decision-making step of the careerplanning process is when you put all thepieces of information about yourself and yourcarefully collected career informationtogether as best as possible to produce a listof career-related goals and options
SEVEN EASY WORDS TO HELP YOU NAVIGATEFOR BEST CAREER OPPTIONSWhere is the work?What skills do I need?What options do I have to fulfil this gap?Where are the gaps?Whats needed to get into this field?What are the bad parts?What are the good parts of doing this particular job for a living?
Evaluate your options and decide which onesare the best for you at this stage of your life.What are the advantages and disadvantagesof each alternative? Consider the challengesyou may face and how you can handle them.
Step4: Take ActionHere plan the steps you need to take to put your plan intoaction. Use all you have learnt about your skills, interestsand valuestogether with theinformation youhave gatheredabout the worldof work to createyour plan.
Actions continuedBegin by asking yourself: What actions/steps will help me achieve mywork, training and career goals? Where can I get help? Who will support me?
Actions continuedAt the end of this step you will have: A plan to help you explore your optionsfurther (work experience, work shadowing ormore research) A plan which sets out the steps to help youachieve your next learning or work goal. Decide which step is relevant for you rightnow and start from there.
Actions continued You will develop the steps you need to take inorder to reach your goal Investigating sources of additional trainingand education, if needed Developing a job search strategy Writing your resume Gathering company information Composing cover letters Preparing for job interviews
What is the right time forcareer planning?Timing is very important to startcareer planning. If you miss theright time then you might fail toshape your career the way youwanted to be.The right time for students wouldbe when they are in high school.Child with his or her parentsshould start visiting a careercounsellor for planning career.If you are working professionalthen you could start planninganywhere in the middle of yourongoing career.
Tips for building a Career Realize your goals Never Stop Learning Ask, Listen And Learn FulfillYour Current Job BuildYour Network PrepareYourself
Need of Career Planning We live in a competitive world, which followsthe policy of Survival of the fittest a.k.a ‘TheLaw ofThe Jungle’, where those who areweak are crushed by the mighty. Career Planning is a tool that makes a personCompetitive.
Benefits of Career planning Satisfaction, success and happiness Gives you a clearer picture of who you are. Let you come across with your talent zone GivesVision and Mission Results in having realistic career goals One feels better prepared for the future Helps face and find solutions to educational &career barriers helps developing a support network and learnwhere to go when help is needed
Myths Choosing a career is simple Most people get useful career counselling inhigh school and college A career counselor can tell me what occupationto pick Once I choose a career Ill be stuck in it forever Career decisions should ideally be based onsolely on our skills If my best friend is happy ina particular field, I will be too