Career planning

Career planning is an individual’s lifelong process of establishing personal career objectives and acting in a manner intended to bring them about.
Are you not satisfied with the way your career is moving? Don’t know in which way you should direct your career? Long past are the days of lifetime employment and now you need to plan careers as how to shift from one organization to another for gaining maximum industry experience. The task of career planning is quite a laborious one and it requires systematic planning of every step and a calculated execution. Take the onus of planning your own career.

The Concept of Career The tern ‘career denotes all the jobs that are held during one’s working life. It is viewed as a sequence of positions held by an individual during the course of his lifetime. Edwin B. Flippo defined a career as a sequence of separate but related work activities that provide continuity, order and meaning in a person’s life. This is the objective career. A career may be viewed as amalgam of the changes in values, attitudes and motivation that occurs as a person grows older. This is a subjective element in the concept of a career.

Career Planning Introduction In each of us rests the power to shape our future and it will be shaped by our action or inaction- Kate weldelton

you should control your career for your own advantages. for controlling your career, you make effective planning for your future and implementation it practically. because you are the only one who has the right about your decision of future planning, before you start your career planning, first ask yourself:
Who are you?
Where are you now?
what do you want? (Develop your 1-2-3-5-10….year vision)
How can you get there?

“Effective career planning is about finding a job that works for you, matching who are to the life you are are going to lead”—–John Lees

Definitions of Career Planning Career planning is an ongoing process through which an individual sets career goals and identifies the means to achieve them. The process by which individuals plan their life’s work is referred to as career planning.

“Career planning is a process of systematically matching career goals and individual capabilities with opportunities for their fulfillment.”(Schermerhorn: 2002)

“Career Planning is a deliberate process of becoming aware of self, opportunities, constraints, choices, and consequences; identifying career-related goals; and “career pathing” or programming work, education, and related developmental experiences to provide the direction, timing, and sequence of steps to attain a specific career goal.” {McMahon and Merman: 1987)

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