Lifelong Process

Identify Possibilities

Lifelong Process

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Career planning is a lifelong process. It involves a series of decisions repeated over time as your priorities and opportunities change.

Self-Evaluation

Identify Possibilities

Lifelong Process

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Start by identifying your likes and dislikes, values, strengths and weaknesses, personality type, skills and interests. Your Career Practitioner can assist you with this.

Identify Possibilities

Identify Possibilities

Identify Possibilities

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1. Be clear about what you need to know


2. Find relevant, credible information



3. Consider the information you have collected


Make a Decision

Develop an Action Plan

Identify Possibilities

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Consider your options carefully. You could prioritise or come up with a shortlist. From there, your decision could be based on one or more of these:

  • intuition - what feels right
  • careful thought
  • pros and cons - weighing up the 'for' and 'against'
  • advice - talking to others to help you see things clearly
  • testing ideas - trying out your decision before committing to it.

Remember, some risk and compromise will be involved in your decision. No one decision can meet all your needs for the rest of your career.

Develop an Action Plan

Develop an Action Plan

Develop an Action Plan

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Develop a set of goals. They need to be specific and manageable. Break them into short and long-term goals.

Short-term goals are quick, simple activities to get you started. They could include:

  • talking to someone about holiday employment in your chosen industry
  • joining a professional or industry association as a student member
  • going to networking events
  • considering postgraduate courses.

Long-term goals are your ultimate career goals - to become a business consultant, a research scientist or a journalist, for instance.

Act on the Plan

Develop an Action Plan

Develop an Action Plan

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 Start now - Your Career Coach will assist you.