Career Path Planning

How to choose the career path most appropriate?

It is logical to consider a method and try it. If it fails, admit it, frankly, and try another one. Above all, take the time to try." Fortunately, we live in an era of trial and error where growth and change are anticipated, and employers have become accustomed to tolerate and even enjoy quickly, and encourage a diversity of experiences and skills are those that change career.

Instead of a job for life and have a stable career, many professionals today adhere to a career path open to meet new challenges and opportunities that arise. This may result from such factor's completely external economic restructuring, downsizing (restructuring by downsizing), up to size (restructuring with employment). The emergence of fresh lucrative industries, as it can be induced by change in personal circumstances, including age, change in family status, geographic preferences, the new needs of life, the desire for a better work / life balance, etc....
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Whatever the reason, the career change is no longer the exclusive remedy of forced unemployed; it has become the normal course of things, and it is expected to become more common as economies restructure at a rate very fast, information about alternative career paths moved more freely, and balance work / life private is becoming increasingly a subject of great debate.

Professionals on the frequency of change of the career path for candidates, showed that the majority of stakeholders have changed careers at least once, and many have two or more times. Thus, only 40% of players have never changed careers, while 27% were changed only once, and 32% were changed twice or more.

So in these times of flux and opportunities, and in light of the wide choice, how do you determine the proper career for you?


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1. Read the current literature on career change - the why, how and when. Books such as "What color is your parachute?" Is a considerable start the process of self-exploration?

2. Ask yourself what you have done in a perfect world where money was not important. What would you do if you were one year to start your job, or if you could match the success of someone with a dream job? Would you have chosen to poetry, to be a global company, making athletic, develop high-end architectural projects, publish literary works, start your own small business, working with children, with older teach, heal, what would you done?

3. Ask yourself what are the tasks that you want to spend. Do you prefer the analytical aspects of your current (or previous) employment, administrative, aspects of leadership, supervisory aspects, the aspects of problem solving, decision-making in groups, writing, design, coordination, management, establishment, etc.... Where do you feel most happy and comfortable?

4. Make a list of aspects of your job or other jobs that you do not like and want to avoid.

5. Be honest with yourself, be creative and dare to dream your way to what you want most to do. The dream stage is not a concentration step, give yourself the opportunity to explore all areas of real interest and be curious about the new paths and opportunities.

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(Inspect your values, priority and skills)

6. Find out your real priorities in your opinion, the importance of the report work / life private from career development and financial stability? In your opinion, what is the importance of leisure in relation to work, or education? Do you put one or two of them away to get on the third, or plan your ideal life is a comprehensive plan combines all three? Are you satisfied with your budgetary stability or are you tempted by a larger financial compensation? Are you interested in a job or career? The prestige and social status are they important to you, how your current career, previous or potential is it likely to help you achieve them?

7. Determine your real values and ask what careers they can meet or based on these values. The Board of Albert Einstein about it was: "Do not try to become a man who is successful. Instead, try to become a man of value."

8. Make an inventory of your skills and strengths.

9.  Make an inventory of your skills and strengths. Make self-assessment tests to understand more deeply what motivates you, inspires and stimulates.


(Consider alternative career paths)

10. Looking for alternative career paths - look at the potential for advancement, job descriptions, compensation, benefits, mobility, the report work / life private and all other matters likely to determine the longevity of your career.

11. Being in search of potential career paths, collect as much information on these careers. Check blogs and websites in the field, talk to people in the same domain, join newspapers and newsletters in the field, do not leave any point not designed to familiarize you with the new territory potential.

12. Establish your personal inventory of skills, interests, values with the requirements of alternative routes of career.

13. Analyze and draw up a realistic contingency factor that hindered your career mobility. This may include issues of geographical mobility, financial constraints, family considerations, or education / training. Examine the professional constraints and non-work before you towards a particular type of career and determine how effectively you can / intend to overcome them.

14. Seek guidance and counseling. In seeking to give a brand-new value, you may want to talk to a skilled counselor formally or informally to someone about your new environment, a former colleague or classmate. Professional advice is useful when trying to overcome mental barriers facing the prosperity and career development. Often the greatest damage to career development are underestimating their own abilities, anxiety, fear, inertia and inability to manage change honestly and constructively.


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15. Let your natural instincts, your insight and the fruits of your intense research guide. Unfortunately, many people have learned in this world to numerical calculation, to suppress the normal instincts that drive us essential to leadership, happiness and success.

16. Do not be dominated by external pressures. Family, friends and society often exert undue pressure on the individual, forcing him to adapt or continue a journey. Pablo Picasso once said, "My mother told me," If you become a soldier, you will be general, if you become a monk you'll end up Pope. "However, I wanted to become a painter; I became Picasso."

17. Do not let financial considerations guide you alone, unless of course, you think the economic gain to himself (with all the glories and trappings) are your primary value, interest and purpose in life. The short-term profitable losses can often be offset by the opportunity to grow better and acquire more in-depth knowledge and expertise in the area that interests you most.


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18. Believe in yourself. Have faith and be bold and courageous in pursuing your aspirations. Do not let negative perceptions of yourself an external insult distracted you from your true path. After the basic work, reading, research, introspection, the debate inside the networking and analysis, close your eyes and find the person you have always dreamed of being.

Notoriously, one day "only those who dare to suffer major setbacks achieve great things." Equip physically with your dreams, your priceless recently acquired self-facts and your exact research to address the overabundance of opportunities available and feel free to pursue the career of your ideas. Your success will thank you!