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What is the purpose of career planning?

Career planning encourages individuals to explore and gather information, which enables them to synthesize, gain competencies, make decisions, set goals, and take action. It is a crucial phase of human resource development that helps the employees in making the strategy for work-life balance

What are the Advantages or Benefits of Career Planning Process?

·           Career opportunities: An individual should start career planning right from childhood. ...

·           Self-development: ...

·           Job satisfaction: ...

·           Promotions: ...

·           Personal growth: ...

·           Loyalty towards work and towards the organization: ...

·           Achievements: ...

·           Efficient career planning.
What are the disadvantages of career planning?

·         Time Factor. Career planning is usually a long-term and time-consuming process. ...

·         Unsuitable for Large Workforce, It may not be possible for organizations with a large workforce to develop individual career plans for every employee of the organization. ...

·         Lack of Objectivity. ...

·         External Interventions. ...

·         Lack of Flexibility.


Why is career important in life?

It gives a sense of direction to our life by giving life a purpose worth fulfilling. Achieving career goals and progressing in career gives a sense of satisfaction to us. ...

It also helps us attain certain status in life and society.

What are the components of career planning?

The career planning process has four components:

·           Self Assessment,

·           Career Exploration,

·           Career Identification, and

·           Action Plan.   


What is Self-Assessment? 

Self-assessment is the first and the most important step in choosing an occupation or major, planning your career, and starting a job search. Communicating and articulating your interests, skills, achievements, and values to an employer is critical to a successful job search.

What is career exploration?

Career Exploration is simply learning about various occupations and their "fit" with your unique career preferences, e.g. the skills, interests and values you want satisfied by your career. Ideally, you engage in career exploration during or after identifying your career preferences through self-assessment.

What are the 4 steps in the career identification process?

Step 1: Explore Career Options. ...

Step 2: Conduct Field Research. ...

Step 3: Determine Your Job Target. ...

Step 4: Build Your Credentials and Resume. ...

What is a career action plan?

A Career Action Plan is an individualized plan students use to identify career goals and describe the steps necessary to pursue those goals. ... Plans can be created, saved, and revised in an ongoing process of development

Importantly how do I choose a career?

You can begin choosing a career by taking the following steps:

·           Perform a self-assessment

·           Identify your must-haves

·           Make a list of jobs to explore

·           Research jobs and employers

·           Get training (if you need it) and update your resume

·           Find and apply for jobs

·           Continue growing and learning

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* 1. What do you believe are three advantages of the career planning process that will benefit you?

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* 2. Is a career important to you and why?

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* 3. What stage are you up to in your career planning process?

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* 4. What help do you need to transition to the next stage?

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* 5. Student Details