FOLLOW Learn by Doing
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.
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FOLLOW Knowing Yourself 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.
&nbs... Finding Out Explore jobs that interest you and ask yourself how do my skills and interests match up with these jobs? Where are the gaps? What options do I have to gain these skills or qualify for these jobs? What skills do I need? Where is the work? You will now have a list of preferred jobs and/or learning options. Making Decisions
What are my best work/training options? How do they match with my skills, interests and values? How do they fit with the current jobs market? How do they fit with my current situation and responsibilities? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each option? What will help and what will hinder me?What can I do about it? FOLLOW 6 Steps for Creating a Career Plan
The Career Planning Process encompasses the stages involved in discovering a career path, including self-assessment, research, experimentation, decision making, job searching, and accepting a job offer. Step 1: Self-Assessment. Careful evaluation of your individual strengths, lifestyle preferences, passions, work style, and financial needs is a vital and often overlooked step in planning your various potential career paths.
Self-Assessment Carefully evaluate your individual strengths, lifestyle preferences, passions, work style, and financial needs. Know both who you are as a person and who you desire to b... Research Brainstorm possible job options and investigate them thoroughly. Learn about the descriptions and qualifications for various positions, typical entry points and advancement opportunities, satisfactions, frustrations, and other important facts. Speak with as many people as possible that are involved in work that is of interest to you to get an insider’s perspective.
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. FOLLOW Retirement Planning: Why Plan For Retirement?
Before we begin discussing how to plan a successful retirement, it's important to understand why people need to take retirement into their own hands in the first place. This may seem like a trivial question, but you might be surprised to learn that the key components of retirement planning run contrary to popular belief about the best way to save for the future.
Unforeseen Medical Expenses Old age typically brings medical problems and increased healthcare expenses.
Living out your retirement years in comfort while also covering your medical expenses may turn out to be a burden too large to bear.
Without a well-planned retirement nest egg, you may be forced to
liquidate your assets in order to cover your expenses during your retirement years. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN