Old notes ∞
Long-term career planning is a fact of life which few people seem to fully appreciate. The goal of this project is to enlighten a reader as to how to define and strive for what they want in a career. Many simply do not know what they want, and others think they know but remain intimidated at the prospect of change. Herein lies well-intending advice to help a person learn more about themselves and how to point their career evolution in the right direction. It is hoped that with the aid of this project a reader will be able to link skills, values, interests and abilities to careers and then persue those that are most favoured.
I had persued a career workshop, and much of what is described in this project is in no small part influenced by that effort. I have been able to greater define what stuff in life that I like and in what career I would thrive.
- Interests, aptitudes - What do I like? What am I good at?
- Values - What do I need?
- Skills and abilities - What do I know? What can I do?
- Interests and careers - What interests do I share with people employed in which jobs?
- Favourite skills and work functions - Which of my skills is needed by which jobs?
Researching potential careers - What is right, what do I do?
- Job shadowing
Striving towards a career
- Broaden your tools, enlighten your understanding, diminish your barriers, increase your chances.
- Resumes - More than one kind!
- Thank-you letters - Being memorable
- Etiquette and dress
- Stewardship over my position
Career Resources ∞
National Occupation Classification (NOC) - Canada
- Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC)