How to Start Your Career Plan Today
The old saying goes, "People do not plan to fail, but they do fail to plan." This is a very true statement, and it is especially true in the area of your career. It is very unlikely that you will land a great job in your chosen career field without some forethought and planning.
The first step in the career planning process is self-assessment. During this stage, you must discover what you want to do. Some people instinctively know this. Others have no idea. If you are not sure of what you want to do, you can use tools such as career quizzes to help you discover career possibilities. Discussing your career plan with a career counselor is also valuable. During this stage, you will also establish what skills you have to offer, what you are expecting as an income, what you are willing to do to prepare for this career.
During this stage, you will conduct research to see what types of careers fit your personality, skills, and income desires. You should keep a very open mind during this stage because everyone does not land their lifetime dream job in the beginning. Most successful careers have been carefully built one position upon another. Be patient and remember that if a job is leading you toward your goal it can still be a viable option even if it is not your dream job.
Once you have narrowed down your ideas into a certain field and certain positions within that field you are ready to begin your job search. Use all of the tools available to you. Keep an abundant mindset and remember that there are plenty of jobs and you will find one of them. A positive attitude will greatly influence your success.
Making a career plan is the most important first step in taking control of your future. Plan carefully to maximize your success.