Identifiying your career path

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A presentation for students and young people seeking identify a career they can live on for a lifetime and enjoy the experience whiles on the career path.

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Identifiying your career path

  1. 1. IDENTIFIYING YOUR CAREER PATH ROBERT AKOTO AMOAFO
  2. 2. THE CONFUSION
  3. 3. WHAT IS A CAREER?• A career is a LIFETIME JOURNEY of BUILDING and making good use of your SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCES. It is the sum total of all events and relationships in our lives: family, friends, education, work, and leisure activities.
  4. 4. CAREER;JOB;PROFESSION• CareerA career is a LIFETIME JOURNEY of BUILDING andmaking good use of your SKILLS, KNOWLEDGEAND EXPERIENCES• JobA job is work for which you receive pay.• Professionspecialization in particular field or an occupation.Being specialized in something on a commercialbasis. For e.g... Doctor, Engineer, Lawyer,Mechanic, Chef, Pilot, Teacher etc.
  5. 5. IDENTIFYING YOUR CAREER
  6. 6. CAREER IDENTIFICATION PROCESS• Self assessment• Exploration• Focusing• Job search/Action plan
  7. 7. Self Assessment• Personality• Values• Skills• Interests• Education
  8. 8. Exploration• What is available?• What are they looking for?• Who are they looking for?• What can I do?• Who can help?
  9. 9. Focusing• Which organization best fits me?• How can I fit into what they want• Who can send me there?• What do I want to do?• How much do I know about what I want to do?
  10. 10. Job Search/Action Plan• Prepare1. CV/ Resume2. Interview3. Research• Be Guarded1. Get a mentor2. Seek advice
  11. 11. DEVELOPING YOUR PATH• Develop a detailed plan – How many years do you want to do a particular thing – When will you up grade your skills – Will you go back to school? When, Where, How – What will influence my career (Marriage, children, school, position etc.)• Update regularly
  12. 12. REMEMBER!• Career is a journey, not a settlement. You may divert your course, navigate for a while, miss some steps. But the journey still goes on. Find your spot but don’t stop there.

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