Good planning of a career is like planning a good business plan. Deciding on a career choice starts with the determination of your goals and objectives. First you decide what you can offer to potential employers and the circle of companies you can be useful to. If you do not know the names of the companies, where you would like to work, you should identify potential markets for your professional knowledge and skills. Research of your potential customers will help you learn more about the needs of these companies and establish those markets where you can compete. Then you need to think about your product (for example, professional knowledge and skills, work experience, etc.) based on market analysis. Then you should develop a strategy for entering markets that you have defined for yourself. And finally, you bring your plan into action for the implementation of which it is required for you to become a prominent figure: you have to sell, negotiate and close deals.
Successful career planning involves a number of steps that you perform consistently. As long as you have not decided on your own purposes, you cannot confidently select a company and an area of activities you would like to be involved in. As long as you do not know the needs of employers and how you can satisfy them, you will not be able to successfully offer your services and decide on a career you want to build.
Everybody wants to choose a career that will make them happy. Studies suggest that people usually are not able to predict what they will experience, doing this or that business in the future. We all know a lot of people who were convinced that they have chosen the right profession, but as a result they hated it.
To decide in a career choice that in future will be able to bring you pleasure and let earn well, you should be guided by three main factors: your interests, natural abilities and the existing system of values. Determine what you do best, what occupation best suits your natural inclinations and talents. You probably know better your strengths. If you are interested in any particular profession, find out about it as much as possible – this will help you understand if you are ready to dedicate your life to this occupation. Select a potential employer. This will help you decide on a company you want to work for. Think whether you want to have a lot of responsibilities at work. To successfully select a job, it is necessary to estimate the ratio of the effort, which will be required from you, and the profits the job will bring. If the job seems to you profitable and interesting, it is worth trying your hand at it.
Good planning of a career is like planning a good business plan. Deciding on a career choice starts with the determination of your goals and objectives. First you decide what you can offer to potential employers and the circle of companies you can be useful to.