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  1. 2. What is Career? <ul><li>the particular occupation for which you are trained; </li></ul><ul><li>the general progression of your working or professional life; </li></ul><ul><li>a life-work chosen by a person to use personal talent, provide some </li></ul><ul><li>service, earn money, and contribute to society; </li></ul><ul><li>a chosen pursuit; a profession or occupation; </li></ul><ul><li>a profession or occupation that one trains for and pursues as a life </li></ul><ul><li>work . </li></ul>
  2. 3. What is Career Planning?? <ul><li>Career planning is an exercise that sets you going the path that leads to where you would like to go. </li></ul><ul><li>Career planning provides you with a lot of clarity regarding your career objectives as well and it best done before you embark on your job search. </li></ul><ul><li>Career planning outlines the steps you need to take to reach your preferred career option. </li></ul><ul><li>Career planning is a way of keeping an eye on future opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Career Planning is process of matching aspirations with reality . </li></ul><ul><li>Career Planning is an active and honest process of exploration our own attributes and career opportunities. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Importance of Career Planning <ul><ul><li>Its YOUR career. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To avoid potential problems in the future. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To help you meet your long term goals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To give you some sense of hopefulness in times of disillusionment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To stay ahead and be prepared for what the future holds for you. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Career Planning Process <ul><li>Step 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Assessment / Knowing Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Look within yourself to discover your interests, skills, personality traits, and values. Also ask friends, family members, teachers, or mentors if they see the same qualities in you as you see in yourself. Simply ask: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do I like to do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What activities do I find fun, motivating, interesting and enjoyable? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What skills and abilities do I have or want to develop? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What personal style or characteristics do I have that are important to me in the work place? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What purpose or goal do I want to accomplish in my career? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Career Planning Process <ul><li>Step 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Development </li></ul><ul><li>What I want to accomplish by this time next year is... </li></ul><ul><li>What I want to accomplish by the end of the second year is... </li></ul><ul><li>What barriers or obstacles might prevent me from accomplishing my goals on time </li></ul><ul><li>(e. g., time, money, other commitments, etc.)?   </li></ul><ul><li>What can I do to overcome these barriers or obstacles? </li></ul><ul><li>What resources are available to help me? </li></ul><ul><li>A career goal helps you focus on what you want to do for a living. A career goal can be a specific job you want to do -- such as doctor or teacher -- or a career goal can be a particular field you want to work in, such as medicine or education. </li></ul><ul><li>A career goal may help you discover career possibilities that you wouldn't have thought of otherwise. For instance, if you choose a medical career, you may want to be a scientist, a nurse or a doctor. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Career Planning Process <ul><li>Step 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Research Institutions/Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Once you know what career interests you the most, find out what kind of education and training you'll need to work in that field. </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarise yourself with the different types of institutions, and find out what characteristics to look for when selecting an institution. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a short list of the schools/colleges that possess the characteristics you're looking for and that best meet your goals and needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you are academically prepared and that you've taken the standardized tests that may be required for admission. </li></ul><ul><li>Request additional information from the schools on your list including an application for admission, costs, facilities, accreditations etc.. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't wait until the last minute to start investigating your options. Talk with your parents, teachers, or career counselors about the choices you plan to make. The less hurried your decision, the more likely it will be the right decision . </li></ul>
  7. 8. Career Planning Process <ul><li>Step 4. </li></ul><ul><li>Career Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate all the career choices, options, and opportunities available to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Research careers that interest you to determine how to prepare for them and how much training and education are required to be successful. </li></ul><ul><li>After gathering the information, set goals to attain the required training. </li></ul><ul><li>Compare your skills and interests with the occupations you've selected. The career that matches your skills, interests, and personality the closest may be the career for you. </li></ul><ul><li>Attend career fairs, visit a career center in your school/college or community, talk to people in various careers, shadow or spend time with people in careers that interest you. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Career Planning Process <ul><li>Step 5. </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>Once you've decided on a career path and made strides in obtaining the required training and education, you will be prepared to begin searching for a job that suits you. Job searching skills include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to write a resume and cover letter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to network to find job openings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to fill out an application </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to face interviews successfully for a job </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Finding your first job can be both a rewarding and frustrating experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Assess your skills and interests to determine what kind of skills you've had. Even unpaid work experience is beneficial in your job search. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, consider internships and part-time work. Not only is it a great way to get experience which you can put on your resume or on a job application, it is also a great way to try out a career to see if it is really what you want to do. contd.. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Career Planning Process <ul><li>contd… </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>Here's some tips you may want to follow in your job search: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Involve friends and family. A support group, such as friends and family, will offer encouragement and assistance in your job search. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow a reasonable amount of time. Don't expect to find a job within a few days or weeks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Devote time to your job search. A thorough job search is hard work. Expect to spend several hours a day looking for a job. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be organized. Keep a record of all the places you have applied, who you talked to, and what response you received. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet with people in the field you are interested in pursuing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check job listings in the newspaper classified advertising sections or contact friends who might know about job openings. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. The Impact of Your Career on Your Life <ul><li>Your career, most probably, will have greater influence over your life and your lifestyle than any other single factor. Your career determines things like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How much money you will earn. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kind of clothes you will wear. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kind of benefits your job will provide. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kind of people you will associate with. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kind of work you will be dong. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where you will be working (geographical region and type of environment). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kind of levels of responsibility you will have. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kinds of things you will be learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kind of a lifestyle you will have. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which of your abilities and talents will be used. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. 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 your future. Taking the time to make an informed career choice is one of the best investments you'll ever make. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a wonderful career. </li></ul>
  12. 13. This PowerPoint has been compiled by Neite (Kuknalim.com member) www.kuknalim.com © Kuknalim.com 2008
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