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Begin by thinking about where you are now, where you want to be and how you're going to get there.
Work on getting to know your skills, interests and values.
Ask yourself: Where am I at now? Where do I want to be? What do I want out of a job or career? What do I like to do? What are my strengths? What is important to me?
Explore jobs that interest you and ask yourself how do my skills and interests match up with these jobs?
You will now have a list of preferred jobs and/or learning options.
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Internships and part-time jobs are an excellent way to sample a field of interest.
They provide the opportunity to perform some of the job functions, observe others work, and evaluate the “real world” workplace environment.
Career plans should leverage your assets, set you in direction of your aspirations, and account for the market realities.
A person with a foundation of knowledge and skills will make more money and most likely live a more meaningful life.
There’s a similar belief in start-ups: technology companies focus on learning over profitability in the early years to maximize revenue in the later years.
Prioritize plans that offer the best chance at learning about yourself and the world. Ask yourself, “Which plan offers the most learning potential?”
Any entrepreneur (and any expert on cognition / learning) will tell you that practical knowledge is best developed by doing, not just thinking or planning.
For careers, too, you don’t know what the best plan is until you try.
... for choosing personal goals. Ask yourself these questions: