Planning Your Career

What is a career?

A career is the sum of experiences, including work, learning and leisure activities, that you engage in throughout a lifetime.

What is career development?

Career development is the process of learning about your interests, skills, values and personality and exploring career options that fit you. This can be done through various methods of self-assessment.

The career development process involves:

  • discover yourself
  • explore your options
  • make choices
  • take action

It is a continual process where you will likely go back to revisit steps you've already taken because of new information you've discovered.

When exploring career choices remember:

  • you will not be choosing one career for the rest of your life
  • create plans with flexibility... remember 'Plan B'
  • keep your eyes open for opportunity
  • focus on your next step
  • expect uncertainty
  • don't forget your dreams

Planning Your Career