Career Planning
DISCOVER YOUR CAREER…Teacher, minister, doctor, real estate, computer programmer, banker,                     coach, accou...
What is “Career Planning”?     What is “Career                    Career Planning is    Planning”?                      ...
What is Career Planning?   According to the Thorndike dictionary   "A goal that you desire to achieve in a    selected f...
Career planning process   "Career planning is a lifelong process,    which includes choosing an occupation,    getting a ...
“Effective Career Planning     is about finding a job that works for you,    matching who you are to the life you are    ...
KNOW HOW TO SURVIVE IN A   CHANGING ECONOMY         •   Individuals are responsible             for their career path.    ...
Two Models of CareerPlanning processFour Step Process:            • Explore self            • Explore the work world      ...
1                                Become               7             awa re of ne ed                             to make ca...
Explore self   Where are you now ?    Draw a symbol or picture     A symbol or picture which represents    where you ar...
Explore self   Gather information about yourself (    self assessment)   Interests   Values   Roles   Skills/Aptitude...
SIX EASY WORDS TO HELP YOU    NAVIGATE FOR CAREER          SUCCESS The knowledge to manage your career comes fromyou (why,...
CHOOSING A CAREER        • Individual counseling        • Advisors, professionals, etc.        • Career Resource Center   ...
Exploring Occupations                Gathering career information is                 an important part of the             ...
Make decisions & set goalsDuring this phase of the process, you will: Identify possible occupations Evaluate these occup...
Action   You will develop the steps you need to take in    order to reach your goal, for example:   Investigating source...
Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa   17
JOB SEARCH SKILLS           •Resume writing           •Effective interviewing           •Job search strategies           •...
RESUMES & COVER LETTERS   Resumes develop first impression.     A sales brochure, a marketing tool, a 30-      second co...
Conti…   Resumes summarize skills, education, experience and    abilities.   Resumes are NOT an autobiography, telling y...
PARTS OF A RESUME   Heading Identification        Name, address, phone number and email address   Objective or Summary ...
EXAMPLES OF ACTION VERBS   Accomplished                 Enhanced   Analyzed                     Established   Achieve...
A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER...                There is no ONE “right                 way” to write a RESUME                 ...
Conti…   Get feedback from other people. Make    sure that your resume looks good, is easy    to understand, and says wha...
Identifying Career Options   Internet   Contacts and    Networks   Newspapers and    journals   Professional    Associ...
Networking   An essential ingredient of career    success   Identify people within your network   Continually develop a...
CAREER FAIRS   Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa   27
Career Development   Career development involves managing your    career either within or between organizations. It    al...
References   http://www.freeresumesamples.org/   http://careerplanning.about.com/cs/    choosingacareer/a/cp_process.htm...
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  1. 1. Career Planning
  2. 2. DISCOVER YOUR CAREER…Teacher, minister, doctor, real estate, computer programmer, banker, coach, accountant, lawyer, etc. Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 2
  3. 3. What is “Career Planning”?   What is “Career  Career Planning is Planning”? about:  Information & Knowledge Distilled into big about questions…  Yourself  Who are you?  The labour market  Where are you now? Opportunities  What do you want?  Finding the right match (Develop your 1-2-3-5- for you 10 …year vision)  Being pro-active  How can you get there?  Making it happen!           Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 3
  4. 4. What is Career Planning? According to the Thorndike dictionary "A goal that you desire to achieve in a selected field or occupation with a well- thought out plan, to get you there is called Career Planning. Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 4
  5. 5. Career planning process "Career planning is a lifelong process, which includes choosing an occupation, getting a job, growing in our job, possibly changing careers, and eventually retiring. Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 5
  6. 6. “Effective Career Planning   is about finding a job that works for you, matching who you are to the life you are going to lead.” (John Lees)     Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 6
  7. 7. KNOW HOW TO SURVIVE IN A CHANGING ECONOMY • Individuals are responsible for their career path. • A college degree does NOT guarantee employment, but it sure helps give options. • Individuals must accept risks that accompany employment and plan for the future. • Commitment to lifelong learning will help keep an individual employable. . . . learning has just Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa begun! 7
  8. 8. Two Models of CareerPlanning processFour Step Process: • Explore self • Explore the work world • Make decisions & set goals • Action Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 8
  9. 9. 1 Become 7 awa re of ne ed to make car eer 2 Impleme nt decisions Le arn a voca tional about and/or re eva luate choic e self Resources 6 (w ebsites, 3 Ma ke databases, Identifyeduc ational print mater ials, occupational choic es sof twar e) alter na tives 5 4 Ma ke Obtain tentative information choic es f rom about ide ntif ied among a vaila ble alter na tives occupations Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 9
  10. 10. Explore self Where are you now ?  Draw a symbol or picture   A symbol or picture which represents where you are with your career right now Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 10
  11. 11. Explore self Gather information about yourself ( self assessment) Interests Values Roles Skills/Aptitudes Preferred Environments Developmental Needs Your realities Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 11
  12. 12. SIX EASY WORDS TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE FOR CAREER SUCCESS The knowledge to manage your career comes fromyou (why, who, how) and from an understanding of the career you wish to enter (what, where, when): Why? … identify your goals Who? … network with people How? … learn the skills necessary What? … understand requirements Where ? … find out points of entry When? … know when to start looking Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 12
  13. 13. CHOOSING A CAREER • Individual counseling • Advisors, professionals, etc. • Career Resource Center • Attend Career & Job Fairs • Register for the Career & Life Exploration Class Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 13
  14. 14. Exploring Occupations Gathering career information is an important part of the career planning process. This information includes employment outlook, salary, related occupations, education and training, and job duties. Find what you need in these articles, descriptions, and interviews. Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 14
  15. 15. Make decisions & set goalsDuring this phase of the process, you will: Identify possible occupations Evaluate these occupations Explore alternatives Choose both a short term and a long term option Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 15
  16. 16. Action You will develop the steps you need to take in order to reach your goal, for example: Investigating sources of additional training and education, if needed Developing a job search strategy Writing your resume Composing cover letters Gathering company information Preparing for job interviews Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 16
  17. 17. Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 17
  18. 18. JOB SEARCH SKILLS •Resume writing •Effective interviewing •Job search strategies •Negotiating Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 18
  19. 19. RESUMES & COVER LETTERS Resumes develop first impression.  A sales brochure, a marketing tool, a 30- second commercial advertising a specific product. That product is YOU!  Resume and cover letter help designed to sell you, in 10-15 seconds, to a potential employer.  In todays competitive job market, your resume and cover letter must convince a potential employer that you have the right qualifications and skills to warrant calling you for an interview.Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 19
  20. 20. Conti… Resumes summarize skills, education, experience and abilities. Resumes are NOT an autobiography, telling your whole life story on a piece of paper. Cover Letters serve as an introduction and should be company specific if possible. Make a connection and grab the attention of the reader. Resumes and cover letters should not be focused on you!!! They should be focused on the employers needs. Your resume and cover letter should show an employer how you will bring value and fill a need for them. Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 20
  21. 21. PARTS OF A RESUME Heading Identification  Name, address, phone number and email address Objective or Summary Statement  Summary of employment desired Education  Name of school, type of degree, year of graduation as well as majors and minors Experience  List your experience in reverse chronological order— list most recent experience and work backwards. Identify duties and accomplishments. Use ACTION verbs to describe duties and accomplishments. Skills  Things you can do that makes you special—using the computer, speaking a foreign language, etc. The skills you list will change depending on job. Key words are important. Activities / Awards / Interests  Clubs, volunteer experience, sports . . . things that show community involvement and leadership skills. Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 21
  22. 22. EXAMPLES OF ACTION VERBS Accomplished  Enhanced Analyzed  Established Achieved  Formulated Coordinated  Generated Contributed  Implemented Delegated  Supervised Designed  Trained Devised  Researched Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 22
  23. 23. A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER...  There is no ONE “right way” to write a RESUME — everyone is unique.  Proofread your resume very carefully for grammar, punctuation, and spelling. You do not want ANY mistakes in your resume. Have someone review your resume for mistakes. Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 23
  24. 24. Conti… Get feedback from other people. Make sure that your resume looks good, is easy to understand, and says what you want it to say! Resume is the marketing tool to get the interview! Career Services will be happy to critique your resume. Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 24
  25. 25. Identifying Career Options Internet Contacts and Networks Newspapers and journals Professional Associations Careers Centre - career assessment; occupational library; counselling; Internet contacts Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 25
  26. 26. Networking An essential ingredient of career success Identify people within your network Continually develop and maintain relationships, informally and formally with these people Build your networks particularly in relation to your career goals Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 26
  27. 27. CAREER FAIRS Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 27
  28. 28. Career Development Career development involves managing your career either within or between organizations. It also includes learning new skills, and making improvements to help you in your career. Career development is an ongoing, lifelong process to help you learn and achieve more in your career. Whether you are looking at making a career change, or moving up within a company, planning your own career development will help you succeed Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 28
  29. 29. References http://www.freeresumesamples.org/ http://careerplanning.about.com/cs/ choosingacareer/a/cp_process.htm http://www.shintonconsulting.com/d ownloads/0610/NWO_Masterclass_ Care_ED8AC9.ppt Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa 29

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