By Susan Pines, Shy Job Seeker Blog
|Map your career route and |
destination for success.
I’ve read that people spend more time on vacation planning than financial planning. Based on all the career unhappiness I see and hear about, my guess is that people spend even less time planning their careers than they do planning their vacations or their finances. If this description sounds like you, I suggest you spend time planning your career for greater work satisfaction and success.
Just like vacation planning, with career planning you want to decide your route and your destination. Through a variety of tools, such as career assessments, career coaching, career books, career websites, and self-examination, you can get started with career planning. Also talk to people in careers of interest and explore the education and training you need for possible career paths. In particular, read my recent post on Planting Seeds for Your Career Growth and Satisfaction for helpful resources and ways to get started. Then act and modify your plan as you go. Career planning is a lifelong process, and it will take you far.
Enjoy your vacation this summer!