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29 September Friday

CAREER PLANNING GUIDE

If a good career is desired, a career planning is the best way to achieve this. Planning your career can be like marking places on the map. However, before making this planning, certain things must be clarified. Because it means that the person knows exactly where he or she is going to go. Nobody wants to spend time at jobs they do not want.  Here's what to look out for in a successful career planning.

Determine your targets

We can explain the importance of determining targets with the following quote: “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” Not knowing your destination will mean wasted efforts and time. Therefore, the target should be determined and steps towards this should be taken.

Improve yourself

Knowing yourself is highly important. Imagine your career as going on a stage. Imagine how a dancer works for months before going out on the stage, you should go out on the stage by eliminating your shortcomings and further developing your strengths.

Figure out which sector you wish to work in 

The sector which you would like to build your career around is the focal point of your career. In other words it is the leading role. Thus, it is necessary to research in detail which sector to work in. Within this research, there are many factors such as the difficulties of the sector, the results, the pleasure and whether there is room for development. When determining your sector, knowledge, skills and qualifications should also be considered in addition to the above.

Do not be afraid of change

You have set your goals and now you are moving confidently towards this goal. But after a while you realize that you made the wrong decisions, and that actually you want to do something else. Do not worry. Many people make the wrong career planning by thinking ‘I can not make a mistake’. And continue to work in sectors in which they do not earn money or enjoy. You can put a stop to this. Meaning you can make changes on the way.

Know yourself

Self-knowledge is a very important criterion in career planning. Because the goals that are set without self-knowledge can be frustrating. One must have knowledge on her or his weaknesses or strengths.  Of course you should focus on your success by understanding your strengths rather than your weaknesses. In addition,  self-knowledge is a strong directive on what you are lacking and need to develop.

Have an action plan

If you’ve completed all the steps, it's time to figure out the tactics. When you plan your action, you can get ideas by communicating with experienced professionals in the field you want to work in. In addition to this, you can further improve by doing the necessary research about your sector. You can get inspired by reviewing  the road plan of successful professionals in the sector. You can also get detailed information about the leading firms in the sector. You can communicate with the people working at these companies and expand your business network.

Lastly...

Career planning demands continuity. Therefore, always try to reinforce the suggestions provided. Keep in mind that your skills and  your hobbies will be the most helpful in creating your career. Do not rush to career planning and do not define sharp or clear lines at the same time. Flexibility means evaluating opportunities.

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