CHAPTER 9 : CAREER PLANNING (Job Searching (Starting a New Job (Showing…
CHAPTER 9 : CAREER PLANNING
Planning a career planning path not only ensures a road map to follow, but also allow individuals to find purpose and personal fulfillment in their career.
Guidelines for Developing Career Planning
Identify strengths and interest
Future market demands
Identify the industry you wish to enter
List top organizations in the industry
Identify requirements and criteria needed
Focus on your strengths and work on them
University Career Centres
These centres would be the one-stop centre for any communication between the industry and the university.
Agencies or individual professionals who are hired by organizations to fill their vacancies.
Internet Job Boards, Career Websites and Online Advertisements
Vacancies are now placed at the organization''s website as well as the state government's official websites.
The government itself would have a body that would assist the local agencies or bodies in collating all vacancies available in their sector.
Students are also exposed t the real work field.
Making phone calls or sending emails to unknown persons in the organization that you are interested in.
Developing contacts and exchanging information with others in an informal network to further one's career.
Getting the Job
A get-to-know session between both parties.
Candidates need to show plus points.
Careful with body language.
One foot in and foot out.
A chance to maximize the possibility of getting the job by sending a thank-you note or an email to the panel of interviews
Resume and Covering Letters
- Formal document that consists of short, concise relevant information regarding education, skills, experiences, accomplishments and any job-related interest which you want to share with potential employers.
- A letter sent together with your resume to your potential employer with the intention to request for an interview session.
Starting a New Job
Learning the Ropes
Displaying Positive Attitude
Making the First Impression
Things to evaluate on the cost and effect of the new job.
How stable is your position?
Is there a guarantee on opportunities for advancement?
Is the new company stable in terms of funds and business?
What are the chances of promotion like in the new organization?
Are you willing to face new challenges?
Before you leave
Meet up with all your colleagues and managers to say goodbye.
Thank them for all the support as well and guidance given during your tenure in the office.
Leave in style and do it professionally.
Leave or any bills outstanding.
Assist in training your successor.