Career Planning is the most important aspect of each and everyone’s life. But this step is often skipped by most of the people in their professional lives. Planning of your career indicates that taking control of the Career Journey.
This article will help you out to plan your career and not leaving things or opportunities!
The first step of Career Planning is Self-assessment i.e. knowing yourself. You need to understand your own interests, strengths, weaknesses, and goals. Take a small test for you and ask some questions to yourself the following Questions:
There are various online tools that will help you to find your own interest, personality test and career test.
After deciding your own interests and strengths, it is time to figure out what is out there.
Make a list of job profiles that match with your strengths, aim and interests.
Conduct thorough research about the market trends and read the company reviews to know total details about the salary, work environment, Growth Opportunities, etc.
Reach out to professionals within your network and conduct informational interviews with them.
Then make a list of job roles that you find interesting and would like to pursue, now ask following questions to yourself-
Market research helps you to stay updated with the market trends and also in making an informed decision about your career.
After having completed your self-assessment and market research you should be ready to make some career decisions.
Set your goal for the career that you are looking for and check your education accordingly your career industry.
Career-related experience can help you to boost or develop your skills, abilities and knowledge.
If you have a gap between your career then fill this gap with some online advanced courses related to your career field or apply for some internships which will help you to learn your career-related skills!
In this step, you implement what you have learned and move forward towards a new job or more advanced education. You should also continue to evaluate your options and try to be the best in your field and make adjustments as needed.