By Fasih Ansari (Soft Skill Trainer)
Session Introduction Ice-breaker What is career & development? Why select career? What you need to ask yourself? Your self responsibility How to explore your interest/Career decision making process? Organizational & Individual career planning Individual career management How to choose career General career path Portable career path Activity Story End
I C E B R E A K E R
CAREER The series of work-related positions a person occupies
through life. *if you want a career in any profession, you need to plan & work
towards that plan*
Career development is an ongoing process of gaining
knowledge & improving skills that will help an individual to
establish a career.
Why select a career?
We are born only once
We spend almost 40 years on our work
A total over 80,000 hours WE work
NOW ask yourself how you will spend these
80,000 hours before you die??
You need to ask Yourself ..!
What inspired you to enter the Profession?
You need to Plan, Organize & Execute
Develop a network of professional contacts, including mentors
Become a member of professional committee
Responsibility for ones own career?
Be clear about what you want out of life
Spend time on self-analysis & self-reflection
Know your Skills, Abilities, Values, Aspirations, Wants,
Needs, Dreams & Personal style
Making a Decision
CAREER DECISION MAKING PROCESS
What are my interests? Values? Skills? Personality preferences? Strengths?
What information can help me to explore my career options?
What activities can help me to develop my strengths?
How can I learn more about to gain first hand experience?
Making a Decision
How much time & energy am I willing to invest to make a career decision?
Who is part of my support system to help me evaluate the pros and cons?
What are my top priorities to consider for this decision?
Taking Action What is one goal that I have? How can I reach it? What action can I take now? Which one of my talents can I
develop through classes or activities?
Evaluating the Decision Is my decision a realistic option? Is there anything preventing me from achieving this goal? What would it mean if I didnt have any barriers? Who in my support system can assist me with achieving this goal
Organizational & Individual Career Planning Perspective
Identifying future organizational staffing needs
Plan career ladders Assess individual
potential & training needs
Match organizational needs with individual abilities
Audit & develop a career system for the organization
Identify personal abilities & interests
Life plan & work goals Assess alternative paths
inside & outside the organization
Changes in interest & goals as career & life stages
A Persons Career
Career Management for Individuals
Setting Career Goals
Self-Assessment Feedback on Reality
How People Choose Careers
Career Stage Early Career Mid-Career Late Career Career End
Age Group 20 years 30-40 years 50 years 60-70 years
NEEDS Identifying interest & exploring jobs
Advancing in career, life style, growth & contribution
Updating skills, leadership & opinions
Planning for retirement
CONCERNS External rewards & acquiring more capabilities
Values, contribution, integrity & well-being
Mentoring, disengaging & organization continuance
Retirement & part time employment
General Career Period
Portable Career Path
BEGINNING EXPENDING CHANGING MID-CAREER TOWARD END OF CAREER
Spend several years at large company to learn skills & build network
Begin networking to develop broader skills, make contacts & good reputation
Change industries or go to work for smaller companies & start a company
Refresh skills Move to appealing projects as temporary employee or contract base
So, when you start your day today, Remember friend to PUT THE GLASS DOWN TODAY!
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