We pick our major, and often decide our future career, with little or no real-world experience. So how do we go about carefully creating our career plan? How do we know what career path is right for us?
This infographic from Michael Page helps us do just that…
At a previous college, I had the opportunity to visit freshmen classrooms to present on career planning. My message to students was to start now; to take specific action steps each year so you will be in much better position to achieve your career goals come graduation.
No matter where we are in life, or what’s on the horizon, there is always an opportunity for planning ahead…
For many of us, the “What do you want to be when you grow up?” question causes pure anxiety. We just don’t know… and, more important, we don’t know how we’re supposed to narrow down our choices with little or no experience in the real world. And maybe that is okay. Did you know: 75% of students change their major at least once Just 5% of us find a good career match on our first try? The average person will change jobs 11 times during their career Let’s take some of the pressure off. Let’s make it okay try new
It’s difficult to watch a newcomer come in and be given a position you’ve been working toward for a while.
What about your experience, the relationships you built and loyalty to your company? In today’s highly competitive job market, the value of seniority is changing. Today, it’s about skills and results, not time spent in an office chair.
We spoke with several hiring managers about the state of the traditional career ladder.
We found some interesting changes that you should be aware of while mapping out your career plan:
What do you accomplish at work?
Yes, you earn an income, but a focus on more than getting your work done can add depth to your workday, and your life.
When you want your job to be more than a job, there needs to be meaning. Determine what adds meaning to your life at work, and try to incorporate it as much as possible…
In my 20s, I had set ideas and goals that I was going to achieve by the time I hit 30. I came very close to achieving them… then life happened.
Sometimes, I am convinced, that despite our better intentions, life throws us that curve ball that is a game-changer. Maybe life has a different plan for us.
And therein lies the nugget: You’ve gotta let go of the steering wheel. That’s where the fun begins!