CAREER PLANNINGPresented by:Karen Pagsolingan – AguirreGuidance Counselor
CAREER PLANNING is a deliberate process ofknowing WHO you are so that you canbe sure of WHERE you want to go orWHAT you want to be at somedefined point in the future.
FIVE STEPS OF CAREER PLANNING1st Step: Self-Assessment2nd Step: Explore Work/Career Options3rd Step: Narrow Down List of Work/Career Options4th Step: Decide or Choose the Best Option5th Step: Set a Career Goal
1st Step: Self-AssessmentKnowing and understanding of self better to know if you are in the right job/career or you want to go to another job.
2nd Step:Work/Career Exploration Matching and aligning what you want to do on one hand, and with the various opportunities, on the other.
Where to exploreLook at opportunities within yourorganization and its subsidiariesLook at career opportunities inother organizations and in otherindustriesLook at entrepreneurial and self-employment opportunitiesLook at jobs/careers of peopleyou know of those you read aboutor see
Narrow Down List 3rd Step: of Work/Career OptionsList down three to five career options that is match with your interest, personality, needs, values and skills, on one hand and the opportunities and limitations, on the other.
5 Career Options Sample1. Field engineer or IT Specialist2. Pursue graduate3. School instructor4. Hardware business owner5. Company Manager
Kinds of Career PathsSteady State– requires a life long commitmentto one career and is characterizedby a steady improvement inknowledge and skills.
Linear- constant upwardmobility in whichthere is a steadyincrease in power,responsibilities overthe work of others,and financial rewards.
Transitory- constant seeking for varietyor independence. Jobs tend tobe short term and mobility isgenerally lateral.
Spiral- regular changes, usually everyfive or seven years. Mobility isusually lateral, and may beinitially downward.
Decide or Choose 4th Step: the Best OptionThis step will let you choose the best from among the list of 3-5 options. – Description of your ideal job – Personal Mission Statement – Job Requirements or Qualifications
5th Step:Set a Career Goal This process will give you focus and it will motivate you to overcome obstacles that will keep you from achieving your goal.
What makes a goal good?1. Specific2. Measurable3. Attainable4. Relevant5. Time-bound6. Action-oriented
Barriers to Goals and PlanSelf-imposed or psychological barriers• Negative self-image• Negative attitude (bitterness, selfishness, rebellion, crab mentality etc.)• Negative emotions (anxieties or fears)
• Victim mentality (feeling of incapacity)• Intrapersonal conflicts (torn between two or more values)• Personality traits (indecisiveness, aggressiveness, competitiveness)• Habits (procrastination, cramming)• Negative thought against other people (biases and prejudice)
Prepare for setbacks and successes; ensure your career.
1. Keep an ongoing file of all your accomplishments.2. Be prepared for any contingency by maintaining an updated resume.3. Sharpen your communication skills.4. Build a network.5. Become indispensable or close to it.6. Remember that professional education and self-development are never-ending.7. Prepare for an alternative career.8. Work on being pleasant and courteous.
The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences. - Eleanor Roosevelt