Generally a Career Plan is for a better life style.If your planning is clear, your duty and function will be cleared. Now the fact is the planning. For career planning brainstorming is must.
1.Know Your Values:
Before you answer this question, you need to know what, in general, values are.Your values are the things that you believe are important in the way you live and work.They (should) determine your priorities, and, deep down, they're probably the measures you use to tell if your life is turning out the way you want it to.When the things that you do and the way you behave match your values, life is usually good – you're satisfied and content. But when these don't align with your personal values, that's when things feel... wrong. This can be a real source of unhappiness.This is why making a conscious effort to identify your values is so important.
2.Learn About Yourself:
You want to choose an occupation that fits your unique qualities - your abilities, talents, needs, values, and interests -and the life-style you want to live.Knowing your "unique qualities" is not easy. Learning about yourself is a challenge for everyone. But, the clearer picture you have, the more likely you are to choose a satisfying career.It is important to write your ideas down. You may find this difficult to do, many do. But, it will make a big difference in your self-understanding. Write down your thoughts and feelings as you do the exercises below. Make a folder to keep your notes and writings.
Here are eight strategies you will find helpful:
1.Take tests or inventories that measure your abilities, interests, values, and personality. Write out your reactions to the results
2.Look carefully at your achievements in school or at work to identify your abilities
3.Examine how you use your leisure time - your hobbies, community projects, activities with social, political, or religious organizations.
4.Talk with a friend or family member who is a good listener.
5.Talk with a professional counselor; learn about career counseling.
6.Go to identify your skills.
7.Write an autobiography and identify the themes that represent who you are.
8.Write a personal mission statement.
3.Identify Your Skill:
Identifying your motivated skills can be a powerful approach for guiding your career direction. It was first pioneered by Bernard Haldane and later adopted by Richard Bolles in the national bestseller series, What Color is Your Parachute?
It works best if you take a methodical, analytical approach, or work with a person trained in this process.
Make a list of all those achievement, accomplishments, or similar "good experiences" that you have had in the past 2-5 years, whether work-related or not. Those,
You feel you did well,
Enjoyed doing, and feel proud of.
Rank order them and choose the best. Now, for each one, write down or tell someone,
What you did,
How you did it and
Add these skills to your list.
Review your list and make a mark next to any of the other skills you consider your "motivated skills," the skills you most enjoy using.
4.Research Your Career Option:
Once you identify possible career paths or academic programs of interest, learn as much as you can about them. Use basic research techniques to understand the requirements for specific careers, or how a degree program prepares you for post-graduate study. Talk to individuals in jobs or degree programs that interest you. Conduct informational interviews to better understand how your background and strengths relate to specific career options. The more research you do, the better prepared you will be to make good career and life decisions.
Remember, this is a process. Don’t rush it! Take the time you need to do your research and understand your options.
5.Link Your Career with Your Life:
Your values are included in your life and lastly it shows that your choice , your happiness,your destiny as well as your dreams are your career relative work. So linking your career in your life is quite important.