Planning Your Career In A Week
Start Your Career Planning In Seven Simple Steps
By Wendy Hirsh and Charles Jackson
You are just seven steps away from creating a clearer direction and action plan for your career
Planning Your Career in a Week is a simple and straightforward guide to career planning, giving you everything you really need to know in just seven short chapters. It identifies the key steps in the career planning process from finding out about the kinds of jobs that would satisfy and interest you to understanding what employers are looking for and how people get these jobs.
Planning your career just got easier
Very few of us put much effort into planning for the kind of career we want. Thinking about where we are going at work is something we all need to do throughout our working lives. The nature of work and employment is always changing. When economic times are difficult, you need to show potential
employers that you have something special to offer. You may also need to be more flexible in your plans. New kinds of jobs emerge all the time and many labour markets are becoming increasingly specialized. This means you need to find out more about the kinds of jobs that interest you, and you need to understand what employers are looking for and how people get these jobs.
By working through a simple series of steps and exercises, you can help yourself to be clearer about what you want, what your options are, and how to move forward. Exercises in each chapter will help you build a collection of information and reflect on what you are learning about yourself and the process of career planning as you go along.
Planning Your Career In A Week looks at one step in this process of career planning on each day of the week:
Sunday: What do you want from work?
Monday: What kind of job would you enjoy?
Tuesday: What are you good at?
Wednesday: Identifying your career options
Thursday: Collecting information
Friday: Making the choice
Saturday: Taking the first steps
Wendy Hirsh and Charles Jackson have researched and written extensively on the subject of career development. They have worked with people in many occupations, sectors, countries and at different life stages. They also advise leading employers on strategies for career development and how to deliver practical career support to their employees.
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07 Jan 2016
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