Career and career choices


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Career and career choices

  1. 1. What is Career?
  2. 2. Career is a way of making a living, a profession or work which may require certain levels of learning or training. It is a life-long job, professional progress, a vocation or occupation that a person goes into and therein makes a living. You can for instance have a career in education, law, music, engineering , medicine, etc.
  3. 3. What is the purpose of career? Simply put: To meet societal needs and/or add value to the society/people There are many needs around us waiting to be met, identifying and meeting them may turn out to be a career for you.  “Needs” – Morally and legally right
  4. 4. Career Goal What is your Career Goal? 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.
  5. 5. Career Goal • What is your Career Goal? A career goal will also guide you into doing what you want with your life -- rather than just drifting into a job.
  6. 6. Career Goal • What is your Career Goal? Generally, a career goal is based on your skills and interests, career possibilities, and job trends.
  7. 7. Career Choice  There is a strong link between the career you choose and your purpose in life.  Your Career is the vehicle that carries you to your purpose
  8. 8. How to make the right choice  What not to do:  Choosing based only on financial consideration  Choosing based on pressure from peer or parents  Choosing for the sake of choosing
  9. 9. Making the right Choice  What to do:  Understand yourself: Selfknowledge is very important because it leads to selfdiscovery and self-discovery leads to self-actualization which ultimately leads to fulfillment in life and career.
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  12. 12.  Analyze yourself: Carefully and honestly determine your intellectual and interactive strength and weakness. Find out what you are good at so you can discover your innate abilities i.e. your talents.
  13. 13.  Discover your interest: Based on your discovery about yourself, find out what career or type of job arrests your personal interest. Your interest is what you like to do, many people describe it as “what I would like to be in the future”. Sometimes it is your life’s goal and ambition. Whatever it is, you need to know it and the earlier the better for you.
  14. 14. Questions to consider! HERE IS A FEW…
  15. 15. Planning  Steps: What are your interest? What do you want to be? What are your skills? What types of careers fit your skills and interest? How do you prepare for the career?
  16. 16. Interest What are your interests? Make a list of 10 activities you have enjoyed doing in the past four years.
  17. 17.  What Interest are your interests? Evaluate those interests. Think about what you liked about the activities. What challenges did the activities offer? What skills do you need to develop further to continue in those activities?
  18. 18.  Understand your Options Obtain as much information as you possibly can about the various career options that are available to you, particularly, those that arouse your interest.
  19. 19.  To understand your options fully, things you will need to find out include what the career is about, requirement(s) for the career, mode of training, duration of training, where the career is available, prospects of the career, challenges of the career, what the career entails, what it takes to successfully go into the career, the demand of the career on you and so on.
  20. 20. Discuss - Discuss it with your parents and career guidance teacher or counselor. They are there to guide you and sure know more than you do. - However, it is your own duty to make your choice. “Listen to advice but make your own decision ultimately”.
  21. 21.  No one can truly know what works for you, so carry out your own research and make an informed choice taking into consideration your talents, interests and ability.
  22. 22. Having made your choice, what next?
  23. 23. Making the right choice is not the end; you need to work hard to make your dreams come true, else it may at the best become one of the greatest dreams that never saw the light of the day
  24. 24.  Have behind your mind that it is much better to become a job creator rather than a job seeker. So begin to think on this and working towards it.
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  26. 26. How do you know if you chose the right career?  A career that has been correctly chosen will one that includes your talents and interests, passion and one that most probably pays really well but then again it should not be about the money in the first place.
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