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CAREER PLANNING

Presented by:

Vijay Nair

CAREER PLANNING
is a deliberate process of
knowing WHO you are so that you can
be sure of WHERE you want to go or
WHAT you want to be at some
defined point in the future.

FIVE STEPS OF CAREER


PLANNING
1st Step: Self-Assessment
2nd Step: Explore Work/Career Options
3rd Step: Narrow Down List of
Work/Career Options
4th Step: Decide or Choose the Best Option
5th Step: Set a Career Goal

1st Step:

Self-Assessment

Knowing and understanding of self


better to know if you are in the right
job/career or you want to go to
another job.

Attitude
Interests
Personality
Needs
Values
Skills

2nd Step:

Work/Career Exploration
Matching and aligning what
you want to do on one
hand, and with the various
opportunities, on the
other.

Where to explore
Look at opportunities within your
organization and its subsidiaries
Look at career opportunities in
other organizations and in other
industries
Look at entrepreneurial and selfemployment opportunities
Look at jobs/careers of people
you know of those you read about
or see

Narrow Down List


of Work/Career Options

3rd Step:

List down three to five


career options that is
match with your interest,
personality, needs, values
and skills, on one hand and
the opportunities and
limitations, on the other.

5 Career Options Sample


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2.
3.
4.
5.

Field engineer or IT Specialist


Pursue graduate
School instructor
Hardware business owner
Company Manager

Kinds of Career Paths


Steady State
requires a life long commitment
to one career and is characterized
by a steady improvement in
knowledge and skills.

Linear
- constant upward
mobility in which
there is a steady
increase in power,
responsibilities over
the work of others,
and financial rewards.

Transitory
- constant seeking for variety
or independence. Jobs tend to
be short term and mobility is
generally lateral.

Spiral
- regular changes, usually every
five or seven years. Mobility is
usually lateral, and may be
initially downward.

Decide or Choose
the Best Option

4th Step:

This step will let you choose


the best from among the
list of 3-5 options.
Description of your ideal job
Personal Mission Statement
Job Requirements or
Qualifications

5th Step:

Set a Career Goal


This process will
give you focus
and it will
motivate you to
overcome
obstacles that
will keep you from
achieving your
goal.

What makes a goal good?


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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Specific
Measurable
Attainable
Relevant
Time-bound
Action-oriented

Barriers to Goals and Plan


Self-imposed or psychological barriers
Negative self-image
Negative attitude (bitterness,
selfishness, rebellion, crab mentality
etc.)
Negative emotions (anxieties or fears)

Victim mentality (feeling of


incapacity)
Intrapersonal conflicts (torn
between two or more values)
Personality traits (indecisiveness,
aggressiveness, competitiveness)
Habits (procrastination, cramming)
Negative thought against other
people (biases and prejudice)

Prepare for setbacks and


successes; ensure your
career.

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4.
5.
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7.
8.

Keep an ongoing file of all your


accomplishments.
Be prepared for any contingency by
maintaining an updated resume.
Sharpen your communication skills.
Build a network.
Become indispensable or close to it.
Remember that professional education
and self-development are never-ending.
Prepare for an alternative career.
Work on being pleasant and courteous.

The purpose of life, after


all, is to live it, to taste
experience to the
utmost, to reach out
eagerly and without fear
for newer and richer
experiences.
- Eleanor
Roosevelt

Thank you!!!!