Finding out your future career

Be proactive. Do not just wait for your dream job to find you.

 

MAKE CAREER PLANS A, B AND C

Find out what is an ideal career for you. Then check what is realistic considering your strengths and weaknesses. Do not forget to take into consideration your values. Use the information you have learned through Step 1.

Keep doors open for optional career paths. The changes in working life can be causing fundamental changes in your professional life. Therefore, be prepared.

Do not be too stuck on traditional ways of thinking. Dare to be innovative and dream big. On the other hand, remember that some dreams are meant to be just dreams.

 

SOME WAYS TO HELP YOU BUILD YOUR FUTURE CAREER

Find answers to what your present and future career opportunities and threats are. You should also set a broad career goal to know what direction you are going to.

 

TAKE A LOOK BACK BEFORE YOU MAKE PLANS ABOUT THE FUTURE

By doing this exercise, you can get started with planning your future career. It is important to find out what have been the good and the not-so-good experience during your professional career. Analyse the characteristics listed below about your past jobs/tasks.

 

SETTING A CAREER GOAL FOR YOURSELF

After the analysis, you can draft a picture of an ideal job and job situation. Do not make it too detailed, keep it broad enough. If you know even what general direction you would like to go to, it will guide your professional and personal decisions and choices. Without the goal, you choices will be made randomly and possibly even contradictory.

Remember that world is not perfect, therefore, you need to be ready to compromise about something. Think about what you need necessarily to be professionally content? Think about what is not crucially important? What is the right balance for your personal and professional life?

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