Sometimes stepping back and looking at where you stand can have a great impact on your approach to things. The same can be said for a Career Plan. I’m detective Frank Money – and I’m the man for understanding Career Plans.
At various stages of your life, having a Career Plan and reviewing that plan can keep you on the right path, helping you achieve a higher salary, job security and a rewarding career – doing what you love.
Ask yourself these questions:
- What is the marketability of the degree you are pursuing?
- Are there steps you might take to add to your potential employability and earning power?
A career plan is simply a step-by-step assessment, finding out the things you need to do, and the order you need to do them in, to get the career you want. For college-aged folks, taking the time to establish a career plan can act as a blueprint for building your career.
1 – Assess yourself, Take time now to learn how your skills, values, interests, and personality might influence your career choices.
2 – Understand the careers available to your career choice. Do you really know what jobs you might qualify for upon graduation?
3 – Participate in your career choice. Set yourself apart from other recent graduates, participate in internships, mentoring programs, and other work-based learning experiences.
4 – Network. Look for career-related student groups, professional associations, or other groups that can help you to network.
Taking the time to organize yourself with a Career Plan will help you take the right steps toward your career future.