GET A HEADSTART IN CAREER PLANNING
School timetables are usually made by your teacher or by your coordinator to plan your subjects and exam dates. Have you also thought about creating a timetable to plan your career?
The world of work has changed in the last few years and it will continue to change. Hence, it is important to get a headstart and start planning your career today.
Here are some easy ways to begin –
It is important to assess and analyse your interests, aptitude and personality. If you are wondering how to go about the process, you can visit our Free Career Quiz Page or click here http://futurefocusindia.com/free-career-quiz
The Career Quiz will take you only 30 minutes to complete. On completing the quiz, you will receive a report to help understand your true potential and fulfil your career dream by selecting the right career stream.
INVESTIGATE THE WORLD OF WORK:
Read up on the nature of work, skill sets required, emerging careers and scope of various fields. Such research helps narrow a general occupational direction into a specific one through an informed decision making process.
You can talk to your parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, teachers or other professionals who are known to you to understand more about their jobs. Some questions you can ask:
♦ How did you get into this field?
♦ How do you spend your day at the office? What are your responsibilities?
♦ What qualification, training or background is required to apply for this job?
IDENTIFY ACADEMIC OPTIONS AVAILABLE:
Gather information about careers, the world of work and match the information with your results from the FutureFocusIndia.com Free Career Quiz Report.
Learn which institutes are offering the desired courses, what is the course structure, duration, fees, admission requirement and pre-requisites. Most colleges today conduct an entrance test. It is necessary to have information about application deadlines, syllabus and program dates. If you are interested in a course offered by an institute that is away from your home, you need to also look at accommodation or hostel facilities.
Employers today are looking at candidates with an all-round personality. Hone you talents and participate in extra-curricular activities. This will boost your self-esteem and give you the confidence to face the world of work.
You can also develop your computer skills, written and spoken communication skills. There are many short time courses, workshops that offer these courses. Today, there are also free online courses available.
PLAN A & PLAN B
Plan for every eventuality and keep an equally appealing back up plan ready. This is a very crucial aspect of choosing careers.
Plan A is your first choice in terms of shortlisted careers and courses or colleges that help you reach your career dream. You need to also keep Plan B at hand, in case Plan A does not materialize.
Remember nobody plans to fail, people fail to plan. Start your career planning today…
For more information on career planning or if you have any queries, you can visit our 'Ask Career Guru' Page or click here http://futurefocusindia.com/ask-our-career-guru