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Career Orientation Program By Manoj Chawla

  1. 1. Career Planning <ul><li>Presented By : </li></ul><ul><li>Manoj Chawla </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Era University </li></ul>
  2. 2. Organization of talk…. What is career planning ? Glimpse of career planning process How important is career planning Career planning by Individuals Guidelines
  3. 3. What is career?? <ul><li>Job vs. Career </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job – “What can I do now to make money?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career – Chosen Profession for your life. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Career planning what’s that?? <ul><li>“ Career planning consists of activities and actions that you take to achieve your individual career goals” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Deeper insight … <ul><li>It is a life-long process, key learnings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>personality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>talents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop a self- concept, learn about careers, and work situations </li></ul><ul><li>Make a career choice, while developing and coping social skills </li></ul>
  6. 6. Career planning : An ongoing process <ul><li>Explore your interests and abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Strategically plan your career goals </li></ul><ul><li>Create your future work success by designing learning and action plans to help you achieve your goals. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How important is career planning? <ul><li>People leave an organisation due to lack of career growth </li></ul><ul><li>Degree of clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Helps in identifying handicaps & the blind spots to overcome </li></ul><ul><li>Significant motivator </li></ul><ul><li>Key retention tool </li></ul><ul><li>Critical human resource strategy </li></ul>
  8. 8. Whose responsible for planning ones career?? <ul><li>Individual </li></ul>
  9. 9. Self Assessment Academic/ Career options Relevant /Practical Experience Job Search Individual career planning process
  10. 10. 1. Self- Assessment <ul><li>Aware of the interrelationship between self and occupational choice </li></ul><ul><li>Start by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning interests, abilities, skills, and work values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listing accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding physical and psychological needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessing aspirations and motivation level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deciphering personal traits and characteristics </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Competency Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Gain self-awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Improve self-confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Understand time and stress management </li></ul><ul><li>Develop personal/professional management skills </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies For Gaining Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Take exploratory classes </li></ul><ul><li>Identify personality style </li></ul><ul><li>Identify work values </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate skills in overcoming self-defeating behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Identify symptoms of stress </li></ul>1. Self- Assessment
  12. 12. 2. Academic / Career options <ul><li>Investigate the world of work in greater depth, narrow a general occupational direction into a specific one </li></ul><ul><li>Start by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning academic and career entrance requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning related majors and careers to one's interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigating education and training required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning skills and experience required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning academic and career alternatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning job market trends </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Competency Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Gain research and investigative skills </li></ul><ul><li>Practice decision-making, problem solving and critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Increase understanding of how abilities, interests, and values match career/academic requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies For Gaining Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Read occupational resources </li></ul><ul><li>Get assistance from a counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to people who work in your areas of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Attend Job/Career Fairs and/or Career Panels </li></ul><ul><li>Transferable skills should be be gained </li></ul>2. Academic / Career options
  14. 14. 3. Relevant / Practical experience <ul><li>Gain practical experience through internships, cooperative education etc.. </li></ul><ul><li>Start by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing new skills and try diverse experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deciding the type of organization in which to volunteer or work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessing likes and dislikes of work values, skills, work environments, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessing if additional/different coursework or skills are needed for your targeted career goals </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. 3. Relevant / Practical experience <ul><li>Competency Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Gain an appreciation for working with individuals from diverse cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Understand and practice ethical behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Gain supervisory/leadership/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>teamwork skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enhance self-management skills </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain work related, transferable skills </li></ul><ul><li>Develop conflict resolution skills </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies For Gaining Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Attend relevant conferences and seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Become familiar with work settings and job descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Practice making decisions by supervising a group of people </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to alumnus/a about your career goals </li></ul><ul><li>Work part-time or during summer </li></ul>
  16. 16. 4. Job Search <ul><li>Start by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning how to prepare resume and cover letters, and complete employment applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning and implementing job search strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning and practicing interviewing skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrow your choices </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. 4. Job Search <ul><li>Competency Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Ability correspondent in a coherent, professional manner </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate verbally in a clear, concise manner </li></ul><ul><li>Effectively use networking, problem-solving, and decision making to reach career goals </li></ul><ul><li>Develop budgeting skills in relation to the job search, travel, and relocation </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies For Gaining Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Register with Career Planning & Placement Services </li></ul><ul><li>Review resume with a career counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Receive referrals </li></ul>
  18. 18. Career planning process Direction Career Time Transitions Career planning options Projected Outcome
  19. 19. Career Planning is NOT… <ul><li>Leaving the decision to chance </li></ul><ul><li>Getting information and never deciding </li></ul><ul><li>Going along with someone else’s plans </li></ul><ul><li>It’s OUR future. WE need to make our career decision!! </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li> Q & A </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Thank You… </li></ul><ul><li>Manoj Chawla </li></ul><ul><li> Graphic Era University </li></ul>

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