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Career Planning Process

  1. 1. Career Planning
  2. 2. DISCOVER YOUR CAREER… <ul><li>Teacher, minister, doctor, real estate, computer programmer, banker, coach, accountant, lawyer, etc. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  3. 3. What is “Career Planning”?   <ul><li>What is “Career Planning”? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Distilled into big questions… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who are you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where are you now? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you want? (Develop your 1-2-3-5-10 …year vision) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can you get there? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>        </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Career Planning is about:   </li></ul><ul><li>Information & Knowledge about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The labour market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Finding the right match for you </li></ul><ul><li>Being pro-active </li></ul><ul><li>Making it happen! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  4. 4. What is Career Planning? <ul><li>According to the Thorndike dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;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. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  5. 5. Career planning process <ul><li>&quot;Career planning is a lifelong process, which includes choosing an occupation , getting a job , growing in our job , possibly changing careers , and eventually retiring . </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  6. 6. “ Effective Career Planning   <ul><li>is about finding a job that works for you, matching who you are to the life you are going to lead.” (John Lees) </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  7. 7. KNOW HOW TO SURVIVE IN A CHANGING ECONOMY <ul><li>Individuals are responsible for their career path. </li></ul><ul><li>A college degree does NOT guarantee employment, but it sure helps give options. </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals must accept risks that accompany employment and plan for the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to lifelong learning will help keep an individual employable. </li></ul><ul><li>. . . learning has just begun! </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  8. 8. Two Models of Career Planning process <ul><li>Explore self </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the work world </li></ul><ul><li>Make decisions & set goals </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul>Four Step Process: Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  9. 9. Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  10. 10. Explore self <ul><li>Where are you now ? </li></ul><ul><li>  Dr aw a symbol or picture   </li></ul><ul><li>A symbol or picture which represents where you are with your career right now </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  11. 11. Explore self <ul><li>Gather information about yourself ( self assessment ) </li></ul><ul><li>Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Roles </li></ul><ul><li>Skills/Aptitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Preferred Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Your realities </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  12. 12. SIX EASY WORDS TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE FOR CAREER SUCCESS The knowledge to manage your career comes from you ( why, who, how ) and from an understanding of the career you wish to enter ( what, where, when ): <ul><li>Why? … identify your goals </li></ul><ul><li>Who? … network with people </li></ul><ul><li>How? … learn the skills necessary </li></ul><ul><li>What? … understand requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Where ? … find out points of entry </li></ul><ul><li>When? … know when to start looking </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  13. 13. CHOOSING A CAREER <ul><li>Individual counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors, professionals, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Career Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Attend Career & Job Fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Register for the Career & Life Exploration Class </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  14. 14. 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. Exploring Occupations Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  15. 15. Make decisions & set goals <ul><li>During this phase of the process, you will: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify possible occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate these occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Explore alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Choose both a short term and a long term option </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  16. 16. Action <ul><li>You will develop the steps you need to take in order to reach your goal, for example: </li></ul><ul><li>Investigating sources of additional training and education , if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a job search strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Writing your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Composing cover letters </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering company information </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing for job interviews </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  17. 17. Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  18. 18. JOB SEARCH SKILLS <ul><li>Resume writing </li></ul><ul><li>Effective interviewing </li></ul><ul><li>Job search strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiating </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  19. 19. RESUMES & COVER LETTERS <ul><li>Resumes develop first impression. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A sales brochure, a marketing tool, a 30-second commercial advertising a specific product. That product is YOU! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume and cover letter help designed to sell you, in 10-15 seconds, to a potential employer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In today's 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. </li></ul></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  20. 20. Conti… <ul><li>Resumes summarize skills, education, experience and abilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Resumes are NOT an autobiography, telling your whole life story on a piece of paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Cover Letters serve as an introduction and should be company specific if possible. Make a connection and grab the attention of the reader. </li></ul><ul><li>Resumes and cover letters should not be focused on you!!! </li></ul><ul><li>They should be focused on the employer's needs . Your resume and cover letter should show an employer how you will bring value and fill a need for them. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  21. 21. PARTS OF A RESUME <ul><li>Heading Identification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name, address, phone number and email address </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objective or Summary Statement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary of employment desired </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name of school, type of degree, year of graduation as well as majors and minors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activities / Awards / Interests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clubs, volunteer experience, sports . . . things that show community involvement and leadership skills . </li></ul></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  22. 22. EXAMPLES OF ACTION VERBS <ul><li>Accomplished </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzed </li></ul><ul><li>Achieved </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated </li></ul><ul><li>Contributed </li></ul><ul><li>Delegated </li></ul><ul><li>Designed </li></ul><ul><li>Devised </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced </li></ul><ul><li>Established </li></ul><ul><li>Formulated </li></ul><ul><li>Generated </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented </li></ul><ul><li>Supervised </li></ul><ul><li>Trained </li></ul><ul><li>Researched </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  23. 23. A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER... <ul><li>There is no ONE “right way” to write a RESUME — everyone is unique. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  24. 24. Conti… <ul><li>Get feedback from other people. Make sure that your resume looks good, is easy to understand, and says what you want it to say! </li></ul><ul><li>Resume is the marketing tool to get the interview! </li></ul><ul><li>Career Services will be happy to critique your resume. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  25. 25. Identifying Career Options <ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts and Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers and journals </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Careers Centre - career assessment; occupational library; counselling; Internet contacts </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  26. 26. Networking <ul><li>An essential ingredient of career success </li></ul><ul><li>Identify people within your network </li></ul><ul><li>Continually develop and maintain relationships, informally and formally with these people </li></ul><ul><li>Build your networks particularly in relation to your career goals </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  27. 27. CAREER FAIRS Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  28. 28. Career Development <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether you are looking at making a career change, or moving up within a company, planning your own career development will help you succeed </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa
  29. 29. References <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nissa