Before proceeding to our topic, let us exactly know what does career actually mean? We can simply consider that a career is an occupation undertaken for a period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress. However, there are certain factors that should be kept in mind before choosing our career. These factors in a career planning lists short and long term career goals and the actions we can take to achieve them. Let us consider the following factors-
Before making a fixed decision about choosing a career, we should always understand our own interest, abilities, personal qualities, skills etc. Instead of jumping to others interest/choice, we should focus on the subjects that we can relate easily.
2.Exploring different options-
In order to choose the right career, we should always look for ranges of option that are available for us. How we can take different routes to different options. Even we should also keep in mind about the employment trends and future aspects of every available option.
We have to prioritize one among all the options. The one option that can fulfill our skills, interest, ability, family-friendly benefits and so on.
4.Creating an action plan-
The root requirement for any career is a good academic result. It ensures our proper knowledge. Therefore we should make effort on our result. Beside that there are several steps like attending open events, creating a CV, finding some work experience, finding some paid/unpaid work to help us to develop employability etc.
5.Preparing a CV-
Our CV is the first chance we get to make a good impression on a potential employer. A top-quality CV will considerably boost our chance of getting a face-to-face interview, so it is worth spending time and effort on the content and presentation.
6.Meeting with a career adviser-
There are many experts in specific field. They can help us/guide us through our career planning process in order to select the right option.