This guide will walk you through the five stages of career planning:
1. Evaluate yourself
Having a clear picture of your unique talents, interests, values, and skills will be the base of your career-planning journey. A great start to a brighter future.
Know your strength and weakness and read about that will give you clear vision where you have to start.
Personalities test will be a good start to know yourself better and discover your strength and weakness and work toward the improvement. Also, you can evaluate yourself through a self-analysis and also through other people who may identify weaknesses you do not know you have.
You can assess yourself in these categories:
Ambition – Do you have goals and do you have a plan to reach those?
Confidence – Do you know the quality of your work? Do you have the skills now or the capability to achieve them?
Organization – Are you well organized?
Energy – Do you have what it takes to work until the job is done?
Leadership – Can you motivate others towards a common goal?
Risk-taking – Do you know when it’s smart to take risks? Are you willing to step out of your comfort zone?
Humility – Are you humble enough to take the blame if something goes wrong?
Answer these questions and determine some of your strengths and weaknesses.
You can also use friends, coworkers, and family to help identify your strengths and weaknesses.
Once you have identified these, you can set a plan to work on them to help you achieve!
2. Learn about available work opportunities
Once you have a clear idea of your interests, current skills and the things you value, you can start exploring options. Gather information about occupations, education and training opportunities.
Do research about the target opportunities. Local news job posts and online search is a good chose you can compare so many opportunities you interested in and you will get more details about the requirement and what you should work on it.
3. Decide your future path
Once you have explored your options, the next step is narrowing down the work and/or training field on which you would like to focus. Take time to analyze the options you have explored and make decisions about what path you want to travel. Join courses and trainings self-reading- get more information about related software’s and applications putting hands in IT is very important.
4. Setup a plan
You have identified your career path now identify the steps you need to take to start moving towards your goal. Prepare an action plan and chart your course.
5. Set your plan into action
Keep in mind you may have to make some changes to keep yourself on track or set a new course when unexpected opportunities arise.