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When You Think About your Future Career

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November 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am
November 30, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
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A useful initial step is to think about what you want from work and what you have to offer to your employer. This exercise will make you think and can be a useful basis for talking to a career advisor, if you have no idea what you want to do. Likewise, if you have an idea, it could confirm that you are thinking in the right direction. At this stage, it is not the goal for the exercise to provide you with all the answers. Employers look for certain skills in their respondents. See the list below. What words do you describe? Find your own words to add to the list. What evidence can you support your CV?
Skills with people
The leader, motivates people, a customer-oriented helper, cooperates, influences people, knows how to present, empathetic, diplomats, provides support, communicates, can listen to others, negotiator, initiator, trainer.
Skill of reliance on own strength
Trusted, initiating, ambitious, imaginative, planning, able to set priorities, organizer, cooperate with other people, persuasive, negotiator, persistent, willing to learn, easily make decisions, guided by a specific goal.
General skills
Easy to solve problems, project manager, creative, researcher, computer educated, flexible, good in calculators, analyst, businessman, entrepreneur, writer, dedicated.
Specialist skills
Marketing, tax calculation, languages, family law, electronic engineering, statistics, computing, public speaking, teacher, trainer, entrepreneur! Once you have learned basic information about your interests, abilities and values, you can begin to collect ideas and information about possible jobs that might fit into your interests, abilities and values. Here it would be desirable: to describe in detail the ideal job, defining the most desirable qualities and characteristics that should not be the one that should have this job, which requirements for personality traits and types of responsibilities condition that job and what development needs it poses.


The formed picture of an ideal work in reality does not have to exist, but serves as a landmark and criterion for valorization of current and future options in the careers counsellor development process. As part of this analysis, you also need to monitor developments in the labor market, which business areas are developing and what are the needs of the labor market. In connection with this, it is useful to anticipate future trends for certain jobs. This is important, because today some occupations can quickly become more positive, and even the need for them disappears.


On the other hand, there is a need for an occupation for which there is no trained staff, which is a minority that anticipated the need and perfected in a particular job gives a significant advantage in the labor market. When analyzing career options, it is necessary to determine both short-term and long-term opportunities for advancement. Searching for career counselor options requires active involvement in communication networks within your profession, tracking business information and consulting with colleagues and career development professionals. When determining career development options, you need to think in a wide range, from a narrow bond of one area, one career or organization, to an open attitude toward career change and thinking about the different career paths. Permanent and rapid changes in the labor market require individuals with high flexibility and mobility.

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