Planning a career change is a very personal matter
It is very common for career practitioners to hear someone say at their first meeting “I don’t know what I want to do but I know it is not what I am doing now”. So if you feel this way you are not alone. Planning a career or new job is a very personal matter and only you will be able to decide if a particular job or career is one that is likely to suit you .
Planning a career with a career advisor can make the difference
A Career Advisor can help you understand the various factors that go into planning a career change. Among the most important of these are your interests, your skills, your values, and your personal attributes and abilities. But there are often other outside factors that you will need to consider when planning a career. These include job availability in a particular field, the salary level you need, the qualifications required and the support that you can expect for your decision from significant others in your life. Let’s look at each of these factors in a bit more detail.
Planning a career takes into consideration your interests, values and skills.
Planning a career pathway will give you a competitive edge and allow you to:
· recognise and respond to employment opportunities
· undertake clearly identified and targetted personal and professional development
· focus on job search activities that are aligned to your career plan
· write professional and “job specific” resumes and cover letters which succinctly promote and reinforce your
personal and professional skills and abilities.
· present more confidently at job interviews