Saturday, January 23, 2016

Creating Your Career Road Map

Creating Your Career Road Map Advice
Creating Your Career Road Map Picture

If you don't know where you are going then it doesn't matter which road you take because any road will lead you somewhere.

The first thing you need to do when choosing a career is to decide where you want to go and what career road you will want to take.

If you are unsure on where you want to go then read our other blog post on questions to ask yourself in finding your ideal career.

Once you have figured out the path of your direction then start making an initial career road map.

  • Do you understand the entry job description you will need for this career?  If no, then do some job description searches to find out what it requires?
  • Do you have the skills to do this entry job?  If no, do you need to get a degree or certification for it?  If yes, then start looking at education or internship programs for it.
  • What companies are offering this entry job?  Different companies may have different availability depending on their current staffing needs.  If you know this company has regularly posted this position in the past then see if you can submit your resume or CV for them to keep on file until a new position opens up.  If a company does have the position available then research the company to see if it is a good fit for you and if so then apply.
  • Do you know anyone in this position or at the company you applied at?  Getting practical advice from someone who can give you first hand knowledge may help you steer away from unforeseen road bumps!
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Moving from a Job to a Career

A job pays your bills.  A career means having inspired work that follows you from job to job.

Sounds great but how do you find a career?

Moving from a Job to finding an Ideal Career
What Questions Should You Ask Yourself in Finding an Ideal Career?
Sometimes finding your career path is learning what you don't want to do, as much as, figuring out what you do want to do.  When you have both sides of this information it can help guide you choices.

Here are some ideas to get you started on thinking about what kind of ideal career you want:
  1. If you could attend any class or seminar to learn a new skill, what would it be?
  2. If you went back to school, what type of education would you get and how would you use it?
  3. Is there anyone you have met or known that has a job that interests you?
  4. If you could do any job for a day, what would it be and why would you choose those responsibilities?
  5. What do you think your talents or strengths are?  How would your family, friends, and co-workers answer this question about you?
  6. With this career, what do you want to be known for to your local community or in the world for what you accomplished?
Journal and write down your career test answers.  Keep thinking about those questions and see if your answers change over time or keep the same.  If you are unsure about your responses to the questions, take time to look around and see if anything or anyone comes to attention.  If you meet someone or know someone who has a job or career that interests you, ask if you can have an informational interview with them to learn more.

This blog will discuss tips and ideas like this on how to go about finding a career that is meaningful to you.

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